CARSON CITY, NV, May 27, 2014 -- USDA Invites Applications for Community and Economic Development Programs
(CARSON CITY, Nev.-May 27, 2014) USDA Rural Development recently announced that the Rural Business Opportunity Grant Program (RBOG) is accepting applications. This grant promotes long-term economic growth and community vitality in rural areas with exceptional needs.
The RBOG program provides funds to public bodies, nonprofit corporations, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, and rural cooperatives with exceptional needs in areas of long-term poverty. Visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_rbog.html
Grant funds must be used for projects in rural areas and they can be used for:
- Community economic development
- Technology-based economic development
- Feasibility studies and business plans
- Leadership and entrepreneur training
- Rural business incubators
- Long-term business strategic planning.
For more information contact USDA Rural Development Business Programs Specialists Michelle Kelly in Carson City at (775) 887-1222, Ext. 118. or David Foster in Las Vegas at (702) 407-1400 Ext. 103.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has an active portfolio of more than $199 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.