United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Development
03/31/21 4:30 PM local time - Receipt
Grants to USA and Territories agencies, nonprofit organizations, IHEs, tribes, and cooperatives to promote economic development in non-urban areas. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended for programs that support targeted technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenues. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities.
Enterprise type grant funds must be used on projects to benefit small and emerging businesses in rural areas as specified in the grant application. Uses may include:
Opportunity type grant funding must be used for projects in rural areas and they can be used for:
GrantWatch ID#: 167073
There is no maximum grant amount for enterprise or opportunity type grants; however, smaller requests are given higher priority. Generally, grants range from $10,000 up to $500,000. Total opportunity type grant funding is limited statutorily to up to 10% of the total RBDG annual funding.
Performance Period: June 1, 2021, through September 30, 2023.
A Project must reasonably be expected to be completed within 1 full year after it has begun.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Contact your State Office for applications:
Direct questions to:
David Chestnut, Branch Chief, Program Management Division, at (202) 692–5233, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue SW, MS 3226, Room 5801-South
Washington, DC 20250–3226
O r call (202) 720–1400
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