Grant Fund 2012 - USDA: Rural Business Opportunity Grants (RBOG)

Posted by Jamal Fida Saturday, June 9, 2012 0 comments
Closing Date: August 6,2012.

The primary objective of the RBOG program is to promote sustainable economic development in rural communities with exceptional needs. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis.

Estimated Program Funding: $2.37 million
Maximum Grant Amount: $50,000
Cost Sharing Requirement: None

Grant funds must be used for projects in rural areas and they can be used for:
   - Community economic development
   - Technology-based economic development
   - Feasibility studies and business plans
   - Leadership and entrepreneur training
   - Rural business incubators
   - Long-term business strategic planning

Eligible:
Public bodies, nonprofit corporations, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, and rural cooperatives are eligible to apply.

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