Rural Business Opportunity Grants
2014 Funding Information
Program Status: CLOSED
Closing Date: June 17, 2014
Electronic Application Deadline (grants.gov)
June 13, 2014
Paper Application Deadline | June 17, 2014
Partnership Application Deadline | TBD
AN No. 4683 to replace AN No. 4604
RBOG Web Page Updates
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.
The maximum grant amount is $100,000.
Public bodies, nonprofit corporations, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, and rural cooperatives are eligible to apply.
Grant funds must be used for projects in rural areas and they can be used for:
- Community and economic development
- Technology-based economic development
- Feasibility studies and business plans
- Leadership and entrepreneur training
- Rural business incubators
- Long-term business strategic planning.
2013 Application Checklist
Applicant Contributions Template
Third-Party Contributions Template
Certification -- Ownership
Certification -- Projects
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Archive