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USDA/RHS RIN: 0575-AC91 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Community Facilities Direct Loans and Grants--Consolidate Three Regulations 

The plans to consolidate and update three regulations governing Community Facilities Loans and Grants programs, 7 CFR 1942, subpart A and C, and 7 CFR 3570, subpart B, into a new regulation, 7 CFR 3570, subpart A. This new regulation will be used to administer the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant programs as well as incorporate the Tribal College and Economic Impact Initiative Grant programs. The proposed action will update scoring priorities to reflect current needs in rural America and make pre-applications optional for small ($500,000 or less) projects. It will also update audit requirements in accordance with the latest OMB directives and incorporate the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) changes necessary.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 1942, subpart A    7 CFR 1942, subpart C    7 CFR 3570, subpart A    7 CFR 3570, subpart B     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1926   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  07/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Karla Peiffer
Asset Risk Management Specialist/Regional Coordinator
Department of Agriculture
Rural Housing Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0787,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:515 238-6668