Technical Assistance

Jennifer Emerling / There Is More Work To Be Done

Request for Applications – OneRural Technical Assistance

The Housing Assistance Council is soliciting nonprofit organizations and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) interested in participating in its OneRural Capacity Building Program scheduled to begin in early 2025.

Participants selected to participate in HAC’s OneRural Capacity Building Program will receive individualized technical assistance, access to training and informational resources, and reimbursable scholarships to participate in HAC sponsored training.

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on a rolling basis. Do not delay. Submit your application today!

All applicants must:
  • Demonstrate their commitment to increasing organizational capacity based on their responses in the Initial Application.
  • Be a recognized nonprofit organization or tribal entity that has one (1) of the following*:
    • Nonprofit designation from either the IRS or a tribal government, or
    • Federally recognized Tribal status.
  • Be in good standing with their State’s Secretary of State (for nonprofit organizations).
  • Commit to receiving ongoing technical assistance and attending training events relevant to their needs.
HAC will give preference to:
  • Organizations located in a rural community with:
    • Population of less than 10,000 and
    • Area Median Income (AMI) is at or below 70% of the United States’ AMI.
  • Federally designated disaster communities.
  • Organizations with at least one full-time staff person.
  • Entities that serve communities determined to be:
    • Socially vulnerable,
    • Economically at-risk, or
    • Addressing climate change and environmental justice.

* Please note that units of local government and public housing authorities are not eligible for the OneRural Capacity Building Program at this time.

Interested entities must:

  • Step 1 – Complete the Initial Application by Friday, June 14th. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please do not delay completing the Initial Application.
  • Step 2 – Organizations with a demonstrated need for technical assistance and that meet the eligibility requirements outlined above will be contacted to submit proof of eligibility, required documentation, and additional organizational information by Friday, June 28th.

These deadlines are firm and cannot be extended.

Please note that selection in this round of the OneRural Capacity Building Program is based on eligibility and demonstrated need. Participation cannot be guaranteed.

If you have any questions about this project or the application process, please send an email to with OneRural Technical Assistance in the subject.

*All form fields are require a response for submission.