Business & Cooperative Programs

Business Programs work in partnership with the private sector and community-based organizations to provide financial assistance and business planning. Recipients may include individuals, corporations, partnerships, cooperatives, public bodies, nonprofit corporations, Indian tribes, and private companies. Visit the following site for a complete overview: Business Programs.

Cooperatives are a cornerstone of business development in rural communities, and can provide residents with new job opportunities, enhanced educational and health care services, and products which enable them to compete in todays global marketplace. Cooperative Programs provide assistance for rural residents interested in forming new cooperatives and administer programs that fund value-added producer grants, rural cooperative development centers, and small socially-disadvantaged producers. Visit the following site for a complete overview: Cooperative Programs.


Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) Program Information
For information on the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program in Vermont and New Hampshire please click here.


Energy Programs Information
For information on Rural Development's Energy Programs, including application procedures, click here.
REAP Fact Sheet
VT-NH Intake Form

Intermediary Relending Program Information
For information on Rural Development's Energy Programs, including application procedures, click here.

The Value Added Producer Grant program helps agricultural producers undertake value-added activites related tot he processing andor marketing of bio-based value-added products. The program aims to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities, and increase producer income. Click here for more.



For more information please contact:

Concord, NH Area Office
Gregg MacPherson
USDA, Rural Development
Concord Center, Suite 218
Box 317, 10 Ferry Street
Concord, NH  03301
(603)223-6055
(603) 223-6061 (fax)

or

Montpelier, VT Area Office
Jon Muise, Acting Area Director
USDA Rural Development
City Center 3rd Floor
89 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 828-6000
(802) 828-6076 (fax)




Business planning tools and resources from partner sites:
( USDA Rural Development is not responsible for the accuracy of the content of external sites nor should links to these sites be construed as our endorsement of the views contained therein.
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NH Small Business Development Center
Small Business Administration NH
VT Small Business Development Center
Small Business Administration VT