Business & Cooperative Programs

 

Business Programs works in partnership with the private sector and the 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 today's global marketplace. Cooperative Programs provide assistance for rural residents interested in forming new cooperatives and administers 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

 

Puerto Rico Highlights

2012 Investments
B&I Guaranteed Loans $2.95 million
Intermediary Relending $152,000
REAP $239,850
RBEG $130,000
RBOG $0.00
RMAP $0.00
IRP $152,000
VAPG $1.1 million

 

 

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Business & Industry Guaranteed Loan Program Information

A variety of documents for the Business & Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan program are listed below for your convenience.

Puerto Rico Eligible Areas

Processing Guide and Application Checklist

Business Plan

Priority Scoring System

Primer Basics

Lender Servicing Responsibilities

 

Links to Regulations

RD Instruction 4279-A, Guaranteed Loan Making - General

RD Instruction 4279-B, Guaranteed Loan Making - B&I

RD Instruction 4287-B, Guaranteed Loan Making - Servicing

Form 4279-1, Application for Guaranteed Loan

 

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Business Grant Programs Information

Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) More information on the VAPG program, including application procedures, can be found here.

Rural Business Opportunity Grant (RBOG) The notice of funding availability for the RBOG program can be found here.

 

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Energy Programs Information

For more information on Rural Development's Energy Programs, including application procedures, click here.

 

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Business & Cooperative Programs Contacts

Danna Quiles, Program Director
654 Ave Munoz Rivera Ste 601 | San Juan, PR  00918-4129
Phone: (787) 766-5095 ext. 171| Fax: (787) 281-4993
danna.quiles@pr.usda.gov

Miguel Rivera, Specialist
654 Ave Munoz Rivera Ste 601 | San Juan, PR  00918-4129
Phone: (787) 766-5095 ext. 173 | Fax: (787) 281-4993
miguel.rivera@pr.usda.gov

Michelle Torres, Specialist
654 Ave Munoz Rivera Ste 601 | San Juan, PR  00918-4129
Phone: (787) 76-5095 ext. 175 | Fax: (787) 281-4993
michelle.torres@pr.usda.gov

Teremy Henriquez, Assistant
654 Ave Munoz Rivera Ste 601 | San Juan, PR  00918-4129
Phone: (787) 76-5095 ext. 172 | Fax: (787) 281-4993
teremy.henriquez@pr.usda.gov

Luis R. Garcia, Energy Programs Coordinator
654 Ave Munoz Rivera Ste 601 | San Juan, PR  00918-4129
Phone: (787) 766-5095 ext. 151| Fax: (787) 766-5844
luis.garcia@pr.usda.gov

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