Housing Preservation Grants (HPG) - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Housing Preservation Grants (HPG)

Federal Agency


Rural Development


To repair or rehabilitate housing owned or occupied by low- and very-low-income rural citizens; to assist rental property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating units made available to low- and very low-income rural citizens.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have the necessary background and experience with proven ability to perform the responsibility of repair and rehabilitation of low-income housing. This program includes carve-outs for eligible tribal communities.

Decarbonization Considerations

Consider reviewing state LIHEAP eligible use guidelines. While energy bill assistance will remain the priority, consider whether energy efficiency improvements (particularly of furnace, water heater, or AC replacement) could be further expanded. Focus on improvements that will create safer, more efficient living environments by replacing old wiring, improving insulation, and installing high efficiency heating and cooling systems, including heat pumps. Not only will this improve the health and safety of the house, but it will help low-income households save money with more energy efficiency.

Equity Considerations

Program is exclusively for low-income families and households in rural and Tribal communities.

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Other Notes

To assist with any inquiries and/or resources in your area, please see the Rural Development State Office for your state. 

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

July 11, 2022

Funding Available


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Matching Funds

Not required

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