Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Pre-Applications for HPG Funding

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): April 3, 1997 - In the January 7, 1997, Federal Registry, it was announced that Rural Housing Service (RHS) (formerly Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) would accept pre-applications for HPG Funding from January 7, 1997 through April 7, 1997. This 90-day period will be the only time during the current fiscal year that interested organizations or public agencies may apply for this program according to a release from RHS.

Pre-applications should indicate whether the proposal is to assist either individual homeowners, rental properties, or cooperative housing projects: the pre-application may not combine a proposal. However, an application may submit more than one type of pre-application.

Western Pacific has received an initial allocation of $80,000. No entity can receive more than 50 percent of the initial allocation and more funds will be allocated. Grant requests may range from a high dollar to low dollar amount as long as the pre-application is economically feasible and administratively sound to operate.

Pre-application packages may be obtained and submitted, questions answered and assistance obtained at the following address: USDA, Rural Development, P.O. Box 396, Kolonia, Pohnpei, FM 96941. Telephone Number (691) 320-2581/3, Fax Number (691) 320-2662.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356