[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 71 (Wednesday, April 14, 2010)]
[Pages 19348-19353]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-8455]



Rural Housing Service

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA): Section 515 Rural Rental 
Housing Program for New Construction in Fiscal Year 2010

AGENCY: Rural Housing Service (RHS), USDA.

ACTION: Notice. Announcement Type: Inviting applications from eligible 
applicants for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 funding.


Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number (CFDA): 10.415 and 
SUMMARY: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development 
(Agency) administers the programs of the RHS. This NOFA announces the 
timeframe to submit applications for Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 
(RRH) new construction loan funds, including applications for the 
nonprofit set-aside for eligible nonprofit entities, set-aside for 
Rural Economic Area Partnership (REAP), and the set-aside for the most 
Underserved Counties and Colonias (Cranston-Gonzalez National 
Affordable Housing Act).
    This document describes the methodology that will be used to 
distribute funds, the application process, submission requirements, and 
areas of special emphasis or consideration. For FY 2010, the Agency 
will provide scoring points to those proposals that have a goal of 
reaching a net zero energy consumption level during future project 

DATES: The deadline for receipt of all applications in response to this 
NOFA is 5 p.m., local time for each USDA Rural Development State Office 
60 days from the published date of this Notice. The initial application 
closing deadline is firm as to date and hour. USDA Rural Development 
will not consider any initial application that is received after the 
closing deadline. Applicants intending to mail initial applications 
must provide sufficient time to permit delivery on or before the 
closing deadline date and time. Acceptance by the United States Postal 
Service or private mailer does not constitute delivery. Facsimile (FAX) 
and postage due applications will not be accepted.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Applicants must contact the applicable 
Rural Development State Office serving the State where the project will 
be built in order to submit an application. The State Office will 
provide further information pertaining to the application process, copy 
of the initial application package, and a list of designated places 
established under 7 CFR 3560.57 for new Section 515 facilities. A 
listing of USDA Rural Development State Offices, addresses, telephone 
numbers, and contact person can be found below in Section XI of this 
    For general information, applicants may contact Melinda Price, 
Finance and Loan Analyst, Multi-Family Housing Preservation and Direct 
Loan Division, Rural Housing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Federal Building Room 507, 200 North High St. Columbus, Ohio 43215-
2418, telephone (614) 255-2403 (not a toll free number), or (800) 877-
8339 (TDD-Federal Information Relay Service), or via e-mail 
[email protected].
    For questions regarding design and construction project delivery 
methods, questions about any of the energy efficiency and environmental 
sustainability programs, as well as questions about design and 
construction contracts should be directed to Meghan Walsh, A.I.A., LEED 
AP, Architect, USDA/RD/PSS, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Mail Stop 
0761, Washington, DC 20250, Rural Housing Service, (202) 205-9590 (not 
a toll free number) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD-Federal Information Relay 
Service), or via e-mail [email protected].


Programs Affected

    The RRH program is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance under Number 10.415, Rural Rental Housing Loans. Rental 
Assistance is listed in the Catalog under Number 10.427, Rural Rental 
Assistance Payments.

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Paperwork Burden Act

    The information collection requirements contained in this Notice 
have received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
under Control Number 0570-0190.


    The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, 
and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-80), October 
16, 2009 details the level of funding. The Section 515 Multi-Family 
Housing (MFH) program is authorized by the Housing Act of 1949, as 
amended (42 U.S.C. 1485) and provides Rural Development with the 
authority to make loans for low-income MFH.

Program Administration

I. Authorities

    Section 515 of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 
1485) provides USDA Rural Development with the authority to make loans 
to any individual, corporation, association, trust, Indian tribe, 
public or private nonprofit organization, which may include a faith-
based or community organization, consumer cooperative, or partnership 
to provide rental or cooperative housing and related facilities in 
rural areas for very-low, low, or moderate income persons or families, 
including elderly persons and persons with disabilities. Rental 
assistance (RA) is a tenant subsidy for very-low and low-income 
families residing in rural rental housing facilities with USDA Rural 
Development financing. $2,030,000 in RA will be available for new 
construction in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010.

II. Description of Section 515 New Construction Funding Opportunity

    The total amount available for FY 2010 for Section 515new 
construction is $18,902,349:

Non-Restricted..........................................      $8,808,935
Set-aside for non-profits...............................       4,617,827
Set-aside for Underserved Counties and Colonias.........       3,475,587
REAP Zones available until June 30, 2010................       2,000,000

    All applications for new construction funding must qualify under 
one of the three Set-asides or as a non-restricted. Qualifications for 
the Set-asides are described in paragraph VII below. Those applications 
scoring highest in each of the four categories will be funded first. 
Any unused funds will revert to Non-restricted status.

III. Award Information

    (A) Individual loan requests may not exceed $1 million. This 
applies to regular Section 515 funds and set-aside funds. The 
Administrator may make an exception to this limit in cases where a 
State's average total development costs exceed the National average by 
50 percent or more.
    (B) No State may receive more than 20 percent of the total amount 
available for new construction, including set-aside funds.
    (C) Funding for this program will be equitably distributed across 
the country, and applied to all Five (5) Climate Zones within the U.S. 
as defined by the Department of Energy. A map of the 5 climate zones 
can be found at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/recs/climate_zone.html. 
The four highest scoring applications in each of the five climate zones 
will be selected for further processing. An Agency architect from each 
climate zone will be assigned to assist in evaluating applications.

IV. Eligibility Information

    Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria as determined under 7 
CFR 3560.55.

V. Application and Submission Information

    (A) Application Requirements: All applications must be filed with 
the appropriate Rural Development State Office where the project will 
be located and must meet the requirements of 7 CFR 3560.56, as well as 
comply with the provisions of this NOFA. The USDA Rural Development 
State Office will date and time stamp incoming applications to evidence 
timely or untimely receipt, and, upon request, provide the applicant 
with a written acknowledgment of receipt. A list of State Office 
contacts may be found in Section XI of this NOFA. Incomplete 
applications will not be reviewed and will be returned to the 
applicant. No application will be accepted after 5 p.m., local time, on 
the application deadline previously mentioned unless that date and time 
is extended by a Notice published in the Federal Register.
    (B) Submission Requirements: Each application shall include the 
information, documentation, forms and exhibits required by 7 CFR 
3560.56, as well as comply with the provisions of this NOFA. Documents 
and information required in the application package are described as 
    (1) Documents to establish applicant eligibility:
    a. Form SF 424, Application for Federal Assistance.
    b. Form RD 410-9, Statement Required by Privacy Act (for 
    c. Form RD 400-4, Assurance Agreement.
    d. Form HUD 2530, Previous Participation Certification.
    e. Current (within 6 months) financial statements with the 
following paragraph certified by an authorized individual, agent or 
representative with the legal authority to do so: ``I/we certify the 
above is a true and accurate reflection of my/our financial condition 
as of the date stated herein. This statement is given for the purpose 
of inducing the United States of America to make a loan or to enable 
the United States of America to make a determination of continued 
eligibility of the applicant for a loan as requested in the loan 
application of which this statement is a part.''
    f. Check for $28 from individual applicants and $40 from entity 
applicants made out to U.S. Department of Agriculture. This will be 
used to pay for credit reports obtained by USDA Rural Development.
    g. Statement signed by applicants that they will pay any cost 
    h. If an entity applicant is selected, the Agency will require 
additional documentation as set forth in a Conditional Commitment in 
order to verify the entity has the legal and financial capability to 
carry out the obligations of the loan.
    (2) Documents to establish project feasibility:
    The applicant must provide the following:
    a. Market feasibility documentation: Either a market study or a 
market survey, as appropriate.
    b. Type of project and structures proposed (total number of units 
by bedroom size, size of each unit type, size and type of other 
    c. Schematic drawings: (Because projects are expected to be in pre-
design or very early schematic design for application purposes, these 
drawings may be prepared only as preliminary sketches. It is expected 
that teams will be working in an integrated design method and therefore 
there will be changes to these sketches to meet energy-efficiency 
goals, if any)
    (i) Site plan, including contour lines; Floor plan of each living 
unit type and other spaces, such as laundry facilities, community 
rooms, stairwells, etc.;
    (ii) Building exterior elevations;
    (iii) Typical building exterior wall section; and
    (iv) Plot plan.
    d. Description and justification of related facilities, and a 
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separate charges for related facilities. Related facilities include 
community rooms that can be used by tenants and management at no 
additional charge to the tenants.
    e. Type and method of construction (owner builder, negotiated bid, 
or contractor method).
    f. Statement of estimated costs (Form RD 1924-13, Estimate and 
Certificate of Actual Costs). The selection of the contractor must be 
done through the process established in 7 CFR part 1924.
    g. Statement of proposed management.
    h. Congregate services package/plan (if applicable).
    i. Statement of support from other Government services providers to 
the project (congregate only).
    j. Response to the Uniform Relocation Assistance Act (if 
    (3) Documents for Project financing:
    The applicant must provide the following:
    a. Statement of budget and cash flow (applicant completes Form RD 
3560-7, Multiple Family Housing Project Budget/Utility Allowance), 
including type of utilities and utility allowance, if applicable, and 
any contribution to the reserve account.
    b. Congregate services charges (if applicable).
    c. Status of efforts to obtain leveraged funds.
    d. Proposed construction financing (interim or multiple advance; if 
interim financing, letter of interest from intended lender).
    (4) Documents for environmental and site information:
    a. Form RD 1940-20, Request for Environmental Information.
    b. Evidence of compliance with Executive Order 12372 (A-95) (if 
applicable). Form SF 424 is sent to a clearinghouse for 
intergovernmental review.
    c. A copy of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) 
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment to cover environmental due 
diligence. The ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessment will be 
obtained from the company or person who performs the environmental site 
    d. Map showing location of community services such as schools, 
hospitals, fire and police departments, shopping malls and employment 
    e. Evidence of submission of the project description to the State 
Housing Preservation Office with request for comments.
    f. The applicant's comments regarding relevant offsite conditions 
that may impact the project.
    g. The applicant's explanation of any proposed energy efficiency 
    (5) Fillable forms to be included in initial application package 
may be found at the following links:
    a. Form SF 424, Application for Federal Assistance, which can be 
found online at http://www.grants.gov/techlib/SF424-v2.0.pdf;
    b. Form RD 1940-20, Request for Environmental Information, which 
can be found online at: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/regs/forms/1940-20.pdf;
    c. Form HUD 2530, Previous Participation Certification, which can 
be found online at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/hudclips/forms/files/2530.pdf;
    d. Form RD 1924-13, Estimate and Certificate of Actual Costs, which 
can be found online at: http://forms.sc.egov.usda.gov/efcommon/eFileServices/Forms/RD1924-13.pdf;
    e. Form RD 400-4, Assurance Agreement, which can be found online 
at: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/regs/forms/0400-04.pdf.
    The following required forms are fillable and are available online 
but require e-authentication access. If the applicant does not have e-
authentication access, the applicable State Office (Section XI) must be 
contacted for instructions and permission to obtain access or a copy of 
the form.
    Form RD 3560-7, Multiple Family Housing Project Budget/Utility 
Allowance: https://formsadmin.sc.egov.usda.gov/efcommon/eFileServices/Forms/RD3560-0007_060500V01.pdf, Form RD 410-9, Statement Required by 
the Privacy Act (for individuals only) https://formsadmin.sc.egov.usda.gov/efcommon/eFileServices/Forms/RD0410-0009.pdf,
    Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to include a checklist 
and to have their applications indexed and tabbed to facilitate the 
review process. The Rural Development State Office will base its 
determination of completeness of the application and the eligibility of 
each applicant on the information provided in the application. All 
applicants will receive a letter notifying them of their selection or 
rejection. Applicants that are selected will be given instructions on 
how to proceed, following the procedures established in 7 CFR part 

VI. Selection Process

    An amount of $8,808,935 is available for non-restricted Section 515 
new construction. Initial applications shall be submitted to the 
States. States will then accept; review, score, and rank requests in 
accordance with 7 CFR 3560.56 and this NOFA. The four highest scoring 
applications in each of the five climate zones will receive further 
processing. The National Office will divide the applications by climate 
zone, rank all requests within each climate zone, and equitably 
distribute funds, within funding limits. If insufficient funds remain 
for the next ranked proposal, USDA Rural Development will select the 
next ranked proposal in that particular climate zone that falls within 
the remaining levels. Point score ties within a particular climate 
region will be handled in accordance with 7 CFR 3560.56(c)(2). All 
eligible and complete applications will be evaluated based on the 
following criteria:
    (A) Net Zero Energy Consumption. In an effort to implement USDA's 
nationwide initiative to promote sustainable building development, 
energy-efficiency and conservation, USDA Rural Development has adopted 
a goal that all new MFH projects, financed in whole or in part by the 
USDA, will achieve net zero energy consumption--it will consume no more 
energy than it produces. As a results, points will be awarded for 
participation in this initiative pursuant to 7 CFR section 
3560.56(c)(1)(iii). Program participation points will be awarded as 
    (1) Participation in a System Third-Party Measured and Verified 
Sustainable Development and Energy-Efficiency program. The points will 
be allocated as follows: (maximum 37 points).
    (a) Participate in the Department of Energy's Energy Star for Homes 
program: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=bldrs_lenders_raters.nh_multifamily_units. (2 points);
    (b) Participate in the Department of Energy's Builder's Challenge 
program: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/challenge/about.html. (6 
    (c) Participation in the following programs will be awarded 5 
points for each program with a maximum of 15 points.
    (1) Green Communities program by the Enterprise Community Partners 
    (2) LEED for Homes program by the United States Green Building 
Council (USGBC) (http://www.usgbc.org); and
    (3) The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) ICC 700-2008 
National Green Building StandardTM (http://www.nahb.org).
    (d) Participation in higher certification levels. LEED for Homes 
and ICC 700-2008 National Green Building

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StandardTM each have four levels of increasingly challenging 
certification. For specific information on the different levels for 
these programs please refer to their websites listed above. Projects 
will receive an additional 2 points for each higher certification level 
commitment beyond the baseline of the program. (16 points maximum)
    (e) Participate in local green/energy efficient building standards. 
Applicants, who participate in a city, county or municipality program, 
will receive an additional 2 points. Points will be awarded only if the 
applicant is cross-enrolled with a national program described under 
section VI.A.(1).
    The applicant should be aware that most of the following 
requirements are embedded in the third-party programs rating and 
verification systems; the applicant should look at the requirements for 
each program for specific details:
    (a) Team of qualified professionals in design and construction of 
sustainable buildings.
    (b) Initial design charette, ongoing third party verification and 
post-construction operations & maintenance education.
    (c) Tight building envelope with indoor air quality assurance.
    (d) Program for education of tenants and property managers in 
operations and maintenance.
    (2) Energy Generation. To reach USDA's goal of net zero energy 
consumption, it is essential to generate renewable energy on site which 
will complement a weather tight, well-insulated building envelope with 
highly efficient mechanical systems. Possible renewable energy 
generation technologies include: Wind turbines and micro-turbines, 
micro-hydro power, photovoltaics, solar hot water systems and biomass/
biofuel systems that do not use fossil fuels in production. Geo-
exchange systems are highly encouraged as they lessen the total demand 
for energy and, if supplemented with other renewable energy sources, 
can achieve zero energy consumption more easily. Energy analysis of 
preliminary building plans using industry recognized simulation 
software should document the projected energy consumption of the 
building, the portion of building consumption which will be satisfied 
through on-site generation, and the building's HERS (Home Energy Rating 
System) score. In order to receive points under this section the energy 
analysis will need to be submitted with the application. Points under 
this section will be awarded as follows:
    (a) New MFH projects whose preliminary building plans project it 
will consume no more energy than it produces. (30 Points)
    (b) Projects whose preliminary building plans project they will 
have less than a one hundred percent energy generation commitment 
(where generation is considered to be the total amount of energy needed 
to be generated on-site to make the building a net-zero consumer of 
energy), will be awarded points corresponding to their percent of 
commitment. (ex. 80 percent commitment to energy generation = 24 points 
or 80 percent of 30 points).

    Note:  This section was moved up substantially shortened.

    (B) Leverage Assistance: The presence and extent of leveraged 
assistance for the units that will serve USDA Rural Development income-
eligible tenants at basic rents, as defined in 7 CFR 3560.11, 
comparable to those rents if USDA Rural Development provided full 
financing, computed as a percentage of the USDA Rural Development total 
development cost (TDC). Each of the environmental conservation programs 
mentioned under VI.(A) may include grants and additional funding. This 
funding is also considered leverage assistance and can receive points 
under this section. Also, funding sources for energy-efficiency in each 
State can be found at: http://www.dsireusa.org/. Loan proposals that 
include leveraged/secondary funds which have been requested but have 
not yet been committed will be processed as follows: The proposal will 
be scored based on the requested secondary funds, provided (1) the 
applicant includes evidence of a filed application for the funds; and 
(2) the funding date of the requested funds will permit processing of 
the loan request in the current funding cycle, or, if the applicant 
does not receive the requested funds, will permit processing of the 
next highest ranked proposal in the current year. Points will be 
awarded in accordance with the following table. Percentages will be 
rounded to the next higher whole number. (0 to 30 points)

             Number of points                Description % of leveraging
30........................................  150 or more
25........................................  100-149
20........................................  50-99
15........................................  1-49

    (C) The units to be developed are in a colonia, tribal land, or 
Rural Economic Area Partnership (REAP) community, or in a place 
identified in the State Consolidated Plan or State Needs Assessment as 
a high need community for MFH. (20 points)
    (D) Pursuant to 7 CFR 3560.56(c)(1)(iii), a National Office 
initiative will provide points to loan requests that meet the selection 
criteria as follows: In States where USDA Rural Development has an on-
going formal working relationship, agreement, or Memorandum of 
Understanding (MOU) with the State to provide state financial resources 
(State funds, State RA, HOME funds, Community Development Block Grant 
(CDBG) funds, or Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC)) for USDA Rural 
Development proposals; or where the State provides preference or points 
to USDA Rural Development proposals in awarding such State resources, 
20 points will be provided to loan requests that include such State 
resources in an amount equal to at least 5 percent of the TDC. Native 
American Housing and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) funds may be 
considered a State resource if the tribal plan for NAHASDA funds 
contains provisions for partnering with USDA Rural Development for MFH. 
The applicant can contact its USDA Rural Development State Office to 
determine whether a particular State falls into this initiative. (20 
    (E) The loan request includes donated land meeting the provisions 
of 7 CFR 3560.56(c)(1)(iv). (5 points)
    (F) Pursuant to 7 CFR 3560.56(c)(1)(iii), points will be awarded if 
the property will be constructed in a Presidentially declared disaster 
area. The area must have been Presidentially declared a disaster area 
in 2009. For further information on Presidentially declared disaster 
areas, see http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rd/disasters/. (10 Points)

VII. Set Asides

    Loan requests will be accepted for the following set asides:
    (1) Nonprofit set-aside. An amount of $4,617,827 has been set aside 
for non-profit applicants as defined in 7 CFR 3560.11. All loan 
proposals must be in designated places in accordance with 7 CFR 
3560.57. A State or jurisdiction may fund one proposal from this set-
aside, which cannot exceed $1 million. A State could get additional 
funds from this set-aside if any funds remain after funding one 
proposal from each participating State. The National Office will inform 
the State Offices if additional funds are available. If additional set-
aside funds remain, each State's second highest scoring proposal will 
be funded. If there are insufficient funds to fund one loan request 
from each participating State, selection will be determined nationally 
by point score

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on each State's highest ranking proposal. This method will also be used 
if additional funds are available to fund more than 1 loan proposal per 
State where there are insufficient funds to fund a second or more 
proposal for each State. If there are any funds remaining, they will be 
handled in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 1485(w)(3). Funds from this set-
aside will be available only to nonprofit entities, which may include a 
partnership that has as its general partner a nonprofit entity or the 
nonprofit entity's for-profit subsidiary which will be receiving low-
income housing tax credits authorized under section 42 of the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986. To be eligible for this set-aside, the nonprofit 
entity must be an organization that:
    (a) Will own an interest in the project to be financed and will 
materially participate in the development and the operations of the 
    (b) Is a private organization that has nonprofit, tax exempt status 
under section 501(c)(3) or section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986;
    (c) Has among its purposes the planning, development, or management 
of low-income housing or community development projects; and
    (d) Is not affiliated with or controlled by a for-profit 
    (2) Underserved counties and colonias set-aside. An amount of 
$3,475,587 has been set-aside for loan requests to develop units in the 
100 most needy underserved counties or colonias as defined in section 
509(f) of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended.
    (3) REAP Set-aside. An amount of $2,000,000 has been set-aside to 
develop units in a REAP zone. Loan requests that are eligible for this 
set-aside are also eligible for regular Section 515 funds. When 
requests for this set-aside exceed available funds, selection will be 
made in accordance with 7 CFR 3560.56(c) and ranking as described 
earlier in this NOFA. This set-aside is only available until June 30, 

VIII. Rental Assistance (RA)

    New construction RA will be available for FY 2010 in the amount of 
$2,030,000. Unused RA may be allocated from within the State 
jurisdiction to approved new construction projects. Unused RA can only 
be allocated within the same State, and shall not be reallocated to 
another State. New construction RA may not be used in conjunction with 
a transfer or subsequent loan for repairs or rehabilitation, 
preservation purposes or for inventory property sales.

IX. Appeal Process

    Applicants that are rejected will be notified and given appeal 
rights under 7 CFR part 11. All adverse determinations regarding 
applicant's eligibility and the awarding of points as a part of the 
selection process are appealable. Instructions on the appeal process 
will be provided at the time an applicant is notified of the adverse 

X. Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Requirements

    U.S. Department of Agriculture is an equal opportunity provider, 
employer, and lender.
    Borrowers and applicants will comply with the provisions of 7 CFR 
3560.2. All housing must meet the accessibility requirements found at 7 
CFR 3560.60(d).
    All applicants must submit or have on file a valid Form RD 400-1, 
``Equal Opportunity Agreement'' and Form RD 400-4, ``Assurance 
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination in all 
its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national 
origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, 
parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, 
political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's 
income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all 
prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who 
require alternative means for communication of program information 
(Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET 
Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of 
discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-
3272 (voice), or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). ``USDA is an equal opportunity 
provider, employer, and lender.''
    The policies and regulations contained in 7 CFR part 1901, subpart 
E, apply to this program.

XI. USDA Rural Development MFH State Office Contacts

    Note: Telephone numbers listed are not toll-free.

Alabama State Office, Suite 601, Sterling Centre, 4121 Carmichael Road, 
Montgomery, AL 36106-3683, (334) 279-3618, TDD (334) 279-3495, Van 
Alaska State Office, 800 West Evergreen, Suite 201, Palmer, AK 99645, 
(907) 761-7740, TDD (907) 761-8905, Deborah Davis.
Arizona State Office, Phoenix Courthouse and Federal Building, 230 
North First Ave., Suite 206, Phoenix, AZ 85003-1706, (602) 280-8768, 
TDD (602) 280-8706, Carol Torres.
Arkansas State Office, 700 W. Capitol Ave., Room 3416, Little Rock, AR 
72201-3225, (501) 301-3250, TDD (501) 301-3063, Greg Kemper.
California State Office, 430 G Street, 4169, Davis, CA 95616-
4169, (530) 792-5821, TDD (530) 792-5848, Debra Moretton.
Colorado State Office, 655 Parfet Street, Room E100, Lakewood, CO 
80215, (720) 544-2923, TDD (800) 659-2656, Mary Summerfield.
Connecticut, Served by Massachusetts State Office.
Delaware and Maryland State Office, 1221 College Park Drive, Suite 200, 
Dover, DE 19904, (302) 857-3615, TDD (302) 857-3585, Pat Baker.
Florida & Virgin Islands State Office, 4440 NW 25th Place, Gainesville, 
FL 32606-6563, (352) 338-3465, TDD (352) 338-3499, Tresca Clemmons.
Georgia State Office, Stephens Federal Building, 355 E. Hancock Avenue, 
Athens, GA 30601-2768, (706) 546-2164, TDD (706) 546-2034, Wayne 
Hawaii State Office, (Services all Hawaii, American Samoa Guam, and 
Western Pacific), Room 311, Federal Building, 154 Waianuenue Avenue, 
Hilo, HI 96720, (808) 933-8305, TDD (808) 933-8321, Donald Estes.
Idaho State Office, Suite A1, 9173 West Barnes Dr., Boise, ID 83709, 
(208) 378-5630, TDD (208) 378-5644, Roni Atkins.
Illinois State Office, 2118 West Park Court, Suite A, Champaign, IL 
61821-2986, (217) 403-6222, TDD (217) 403-6240, Barry L. Ramsey.
Indiana State Office, 5975 Lakeside Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46278, 
(317) 290-3100 (ext. 423), TDD (317) 290-3343, Paul Neumann.
Iowa State Office, 210 Walnut Street Room 873, Des Moines, IA 50309, 
(515) 284-4493, TDD (515) 284-4858, Heather Honkomp.
Kansas State Office, 1303 SW First American Place, Suite 100, Topeka, 
KS 66604-4040, (785) 271-2721, TDD (785) 271-2767, Mike Resnik.
Kentucky State Office, 771 Corporate Drive, Suite 200, Lexington, KY 
40503, (859) 224-7325, TDD (859) 224-7422, Paul Higgins.
Louisiana State Office, 3727 Government Street, Alexandria, LA 71302, 
(318) 473-7962, TDD (318) 473-7655, Yvonne R. Emerson.
Maine State Office, 967 Illinois Ave., Suite 4, PO Box 405, Bangor, ME 
04402-0405, (207) 990-9110, TDD (207) 942-7331, Bob Nadeau.

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Maryland, Served by Delaware State Office.
Massachusetts, Connecticut, & Rhode Island State Office, 451 West 
Street, Amherst, MA 01002, (413) 253-4333, TDD (413) 253-4590, Arlene 
Michigan State Office, 3001 Coolidge Road, Suite 200, East Lansing, MI 
48823, (517) 324-5192, TDD (517) 337-6795, Julie Putnam.
Minnesota State Office, 375 Jackson Street Building, Suite 410, St. 
Paul, MN 55101-1853, (651) 602-7812, TDD (651) 602-7830, Nancy Schmidt.
Mississippi State Office, Federal Building, Suite 831, 100 W. Capitol 
Street, Jackson, MS 39269, (601) 965-4325, TDD (601) 965-5850, Darnella 
Missouri State Office, 601 Business Loop 70 West, Parkade Center, Suite 
235, Columbia, MO 65203, (573) 876-0987, TDD (573) 876-9480, Rachelle 
Montana State Office, 900 Technology Blvd., Suite B, Bozeman, MT 59718, 
(406) 585-2515, TDD (406) 585-2562, Deborah Chorlton.
Nebraska State Office, Federal Building, Room 152, 100 Centennial Mall 
N, Lincoln, NE 68508, (402) 437-5734, TDD (402) 437-5093, Linda Anders.
Nevada State Office, 1390 South Curry Street, Carson City, NV 89703-
5146, (775) 887-1222 (ext. 25), TDD (775) 885-0633, William Brewer.
New Hampshire State Office, Concord Center, Suite 218, Box 317, 10 
Ferry Street, Concord, NH 03301-5004, (603) 223-6050, TDD (603) 229-
0536, Robert McCarthy.
New Jersey State Office, 5th Floor North Suite 500, 8000 Midlantic Dr., 
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054, (856) 787-7740, TDD (856) 787-7784, George Hyatt, 
New Mexico State Office, 6200 Jefferson St., NE, Room 255, Albuquerque, 
NM 87109, (505) 761-4944, TDD (505) 761-4938, Susan Gauna.
New York State Office, The Galleries of Syracuse, 441 S. Salina Street, 
Suite 357 5th Floor, Syracuse, NY 13202, (315) 477-6421, TDD (315) 477-
6421, Michael Bosak.
North Carolina State Office, 4405 Bland Road, Suite 260, Raleigh, NC 
27609, (919) 873-2066, TDD (919) 873-2003, Beverly Casey.
North Dakota State Office, Federal Building, Room 208, 220 East Rosser, 
P.O. Box 1737, Bismarck, ND 58502, (701) 530-2049, TDD (701) 530-2113, 
Kathy Lake.
Ohio State Office, Federal Building, Room 507, 200 North High Street, 
Columbus, OH 43215-2477, (614) 255-2409, TDD (614) 255-2554, Cathy 
Oklahoma State Office, 100 USDA, Suite 108, Stillwater, OK 74074-2654, 
(405) 742-1070, TDD (405) 742-1007, Ivan S. Graves.
Oregon State Office, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 801, Portland, OR 
97232, (503) 414-3325, TDD (503) 414-3387, Sherryl Gleason.
Pennsylvania State Office, One Credit Union Place, Suite 330, 
Harrisburg, PA 17110-2996, (717) 237-2281, TDD (717) 237-2261, Martha 
Puerto Rico State Office, 654 Munoz Rivera Avenue, IBM Plaza, Suite 
601, Hato Rey, PR 00918, (787) 766-5095 (ext. 249), TDD (787) 766-5332, 
Lourdes Colon.
Rhode Island, Served by Massachusetts State Office.
South Carolina State Office, Strom Thurmond Federal Building, 1835 
Assembly Street, Room 1007, Columbia, SC 29201, (803) 253-3432, TDD 
(803) 765-5697, Larry D. Floyd.
South Dakota State Office, Federal Building, Room 210, 200 Fourth 
Street, SW, Huron, SD 57350, (605) 352-1132, TDD (605) 352-1147, Roger 
Hazuka or Pam Reilly.
Tennessee State Office, Suite 300, 3322 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 
37203-1084, (615) 783-1375, TDD (615) 783-1397, Don Harris.
Texas State Office, Federal Building, Suite 102, 101 South Main, 
Temple, TX 76501, (254) 742-9765, TDD (254) 742-9712, Scooter 
Utah State Office, Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building, 125 S. State 
Street, Room 4311, Salt Lake City, UT 84147-0350, (801) 524-4325, TDD 
(801) 524-3309, Janice Kocher.
Vermont State Office, City Center, 3rd Floor, 89 Main Street, 
Montpelier, VT 05602, (802) 828-6021, TDD (802) 223-6365, Heidi Setien.
Virgin Islands, Served by Florida State Office.
Virginia State Office, Culpeper Building, Suite 238, 1606 Santa Rosa 
Road, Richmond, VA 23229, (804) 287-1596, TDD (804) 287-1753, CJ 
Washington State Office, 1835 Black Lake Blvd., Suite B, Olympia, WA 
98512, (360) 704-7730, TDD (360) 704-7760, Susan McKitrick.
Western Pacific Territories, Served by Hawaii State Office.
West Virginia State Office, Federal Building, 75 High Street, Room 320, 
Morgantown, WV 26505-7500, (304) 284-4872, TDD (304) 284-4836, David 
Wisconsin State Office, 4949 Kirschling Court, Stevens Point, WI 54481, 
(715) 345-7676, TDD (715) 345-7614, Cheryl Halverson.
Wyoming State Office, P.O. Box 11005, Casper, WY 82602, (307) 233-6715, 
TDD (307) 233-6733, Alan Brooks.

    Dated: April 5, 2010.
Tammye Trevi[ntilde]o,
Administrator Rural Housing Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-8455 Filed 4-13-10; 8:45 am]