PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: These grants are used to promote sustainable economic development in rural communities having exceptional needs by improving the quality as well as quantity of economic activity in the community. Critical investments are needed to catalyze economic development projects, thus enabling rural communities to identify their needs and take full advantage of available resources and opportunities.
TYPE OF ASSISTANCE: There is no maximum dollar limit for any one project. The project must be in a rural area, which is any area of the state that is not within the boundaries of a city/town with a population in excess of 50,000 inhabitants.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants may be public bodies, non-profit corporations, indian tribes on Federal or State Reservations, and other Federally recognized tribal groups and Cooperatives with members that are primarily rural residents and that conduct activities for the mutual benefit of the members.
CONTACT: Applications are made at Rural Development Area Offices.
For assistance, please contact the Area Office which serves the area you are interested in, or
Neal Sherrod, Business Programs Specialist. Mr. Sherrod can be reached at 919-873-2043 or email:email@example.com.
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Revised on: August 2011