Rural Business Opportunity Grants

The Rural Business Opportunity Grant Program provides financial assistance to promote sustainable economic development.

Who is eligible: Grants are available to qualified non-profits, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, public bodies, and rural businesses. Businesses are not directly eligible for the program.

What can funds be used for: Provide business technical assistance, train rural operators and conduct area-wide comprehensive planning.

When is funding available? Program funding is announced annually by publication in the Federal Register. Funding is extremely competitive and interested applicants are urged to contact us before developing an application package.

State Program Contacts:

Vermont: Susan Poland
susan.poland@vt.usda.gov
802-828-6002

Application Process:

Step One: Review Application Instructions

Step Two: Read and review the RBOG Application Guide.