Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP)

The summary for the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) 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 Utilities Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP): The purpose of RMAP is to support the development and ongoing success of rural Microentrepreneurs and Microenterprises, each as defined in 7 CFR 4280.302. The regulation can be accessed online at To accomplish this purpose, RMAP provides direct loans and grants to Microenterprise DevelopmentOrganizations (MDO). Grant funds are used by the MDO to provide technical assistance and entrepreneurship training to rural individuals and businesses.
Federal Grant Title: Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP)
Federal Agency Name: Rural Utilities Service (USDA-RUS)
Grant Categories: Agriculture Business and Commerce Community Development Employment Labor and Training Energy Environment Food and Nutrition Opportunity Zone Benefits Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RD-RBS-21-01-RMAP
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.870
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 30th, 2022
Original Application Deadline: June 30th, 2022
Posted Date: August 10th, 2021
Creation Date: August 10th, 2021
Archive Date: July 30th, 2022
Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: August 10th, 2021
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants must provide training and technical assistance, make microloans, facilitate access to capital, or have an effective plan or program to deliver such services. The applicant must meet the eligibility requirements in 7 CFR 4280.310 and must not be delinquent on any Federal debt or otherwise disqualified from participation in this program to be eligible to apply.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Program Homepage
Grant Announcement Contact
Shamika Johnson
Work email address
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