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USDA/RHS RIN: 0575-AD37 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: 7 CFR 1944--Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants: Technical Corrections, and Program Updates--Proposed rule. 

The Rural Housing Service Single Family Housing (SFH) Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants programs provides grants to qualified organizations to help them carry out local self-help housing construction projects. Grant recipients supervise groups of very-low- and low-income individuals and families as they construct their own homes in rural areas. The group members provide most of the construction labor on each other’s homes, with technical assistance from the organization overseeing the project. Eligible applicants include government nonprofit organizations, federally recognized Tribes, and private nonprofit organizations.

Consistent with the Agency's goal that calls on its agencies to deliver programs efficiently, effectively, with integrity, and with a focus on positive customer experience, the SFH program has identified improvements that are intended to streamline and simplify SFH requirements to reduce paperwork and result in process improvement. The SFH program routinely meets with staff and partners to provide them the opportunity to discuss suggestions for process improvement to reduce burden on grantees and borrowers, increase flexibility of the program and improve overall customer satisfaction.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 1944-I     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1441   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Proposed Rule  12/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Andria Hively
Branch Chief - Special Programs, Special Programs - SFH
Department of Agriculture
Rural Housing Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW ,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:360 999-0252