Business and Cooperatives

Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program

Provides grants that facilitate and finance the development of small and emerging private business enterprises in rural areas through establishing small business revolving loan funds, acquisition of land, buildings, and infrastructure to enhance business development or by providing technical assistance, etc.


  • Eligible applicants include public bodies, non profits, and Native American tribes.


Grant Terms and Conditions:

  • The project cannot be agriculture production, comprehensive area planning or projects not owned or controlled by at least 51 percent U.S. citizens.


  • Grants will support local and regional economic development programs that will support non-farm businesses.


  • Eligible areas include unincorporated rural areas, cities, and towns with populations less than 50,000.  Priority given to populations of 25,000 and smaller.