U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Development, Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS)
Grants to USA government agencies, Tribes, IHEs, rural non-profit cooperatives, businesses, and private entities for rural development initiatives. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. The program is intended to provide financial assistance to support job accelerator partnerships that improve the ability of distressed rural and energy communities to create high wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets.
Grant funds may be used to pay for costs directly related to the purchase or construction of an innovation center located in a rural area; costs directly related to operations of an innovation center including purchase of equipment, office supplies, and administrative costs including salaries directly related to the project; costs directly associated with support programs to be carried out at or in direct partnership with job accelerators; reasonable and customary travel expenses directly related to job accelerators and at rates in compliance with 2 CFR 200.474; utilities, operating expenses of the innovation center and job accelerator programs and associated programs; and administrative costs of the grantee not exceeding 10% of the grant amount for the duration of the project.
GrantWatch ID#: 196899
The minimum award per grant is $500,000 and the maximum award amount per grant is $2,000,000.
Your application must include no more than a four-year grant period, or it will not be considered for funding. The grant period should begin no earlier than October 1, 2021, and no later than January 1, 2022. Applications that request funds for a project with a performance period ending after January 1, 2026, will not be considered for funding. Projects must be completed within a four-year timeframe. Prior approval is needed from the Agency if you are awarded a grant and desire the grant period to begin earlier or later than previously discussed or approved.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Will Dodson, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
United States Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Mail Stop-3226, Room 5160-South
Washington, DC 20250– 3226
(202) 720–1400 or email email@example.com
Contact information for State Offices can be found at http://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/state-offices
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