Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG)

The summary for the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Rural Business Cooperative Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG): The purpose of the program is to promote economic development and job creation projects through the awarding of grant funds to eligible entities. Applicationswill compete in two separate categories, business opportunity grants and business enterprise grants, for use in funding various business and community projects that serve rural areas.
Federal Grant Title: Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG)
Federal Agency Name: Rural Business Cooperative Service (USDA-RBCS)
Grant Categories: Business and Commerce
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RDBCP-RBDG-2024
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.351
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: February 28th, 2024
Original Application Deadline: February 28th, 2024
Posted Date: December 12th, 2023
Creation Date: December 12th, 2023
Archive Date: April 10th, 2024
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 450
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: December 20th, 2023
Category Explanation
This program is designed to provide technical assistance and training for small rural businesses. Small means that the business has fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
Rural public entities including, but not limited to:Towns, Communities, State agencies, Authorities, Nonprofit corporations, Institutions of higher education, Federally-recognized tribes, Rural cooperatives (if organized as a private nonprofit corporation).
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Link to program Web site
Grant Announcement Contact
Cindy Mason
Program Manager
RBDG Program Contact
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