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Rural Business Enterprise Grants

Program Title:Rural Business Enterprise Grants
Program Number:10.769
Department:Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Department of Agriculture
Objectives:To facilitate the development of small and emerging private business, industry, and related employment for improving the economy in rural communities.
Assistance Type:PROJECT GRANTS
Use:Rural business enterprise grant (RBEG) funds may be used to create, expand or operate rural distance learning networks or programs that provide educational or job training instruction related to potential employment or job advancement to adult students; develop, construct or acquisition land, buildings, plants, equipment, access streets and roads, parking areas, utility extensions, necessary water supply and waste disposal facilities; refinancing; services and fees; and to establish a revolving loan fund. Television demonstration grant (TDG) funds may be used for television programming to demonstrate the effectiveness of providing information on agriculture and other issues of importance to farmers and other rural residents. All uses must assist a small and emerging private business enterprise except for the TDG Program. All uses must assist a small and emerging private business enterprise except for the TDG Program.
Applicant:Applicants eligible for RBE grants are public bodies and nonprofit corporations serving rural areas such as States, counties, cities, townships, and incorporated towns and villages, boroughs, authorities, districts and Indian tribes on Federal and State reservations which will serve rural areas. Applicants eligible for TD grants are statewide, private, nonprofit, public television systems whose coverage is predominantly rural. Rural area for this program is defined as a city, town, or unincorporated area that has a population of 50,000 inhabitants or less, other than an urbanized area immediately adjacent to a city, town, or unincorporated area that has a population in excess of 50,000 inhabitants.
Local Office:See Regional Agency Offices. Contact your Rural Development State Office http://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/state-offices.
Headquarters:Director, Specialty Programs Division, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Room 4204 mail stop 3226, Washington, District of Columbia 20250-3222 Phone: (202) 720-1400.
Website:http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-business-development-grants
Examples:Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available