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H.R.1632: Building Rural Communities Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about housing and community development
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Sponsor Steve Southerland, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 12 (2 Democrats, 10 Republicans)
Introduced April 18, 2013
Latest Major Action May 3, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Building Rural Communities Act - Amends the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to make grants to rural area-serving public bodies and private nonprofit corporations for technical assistance and training to: (1) assist communities in identifying and planning for community facility needs; (2) identify public and private financial resources; (3) prepare financial assistance applications and related documents; (4) improve management, including financial management; or (5) assist with other areas of need identified by the Secretary.

Gives priority to private nonprofit organizations that have experience in providing technical assistance and training to rural entities.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit.
April 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.