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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

USDA Offers Rural Business Grants

USDA Offers Rural Business Grants

Bryan Daniel, with the USDA Rural Development State Director announced the agency is accepting applications for the Rural Business Opportunity Grant (RBOG) Program for fiscal year 2007. Applications will compete nationwide for the funding.

The primary objective of the RBOG Program is to improve the economic conditions of rural areas. Assistance provided to rural areas under this program includes technical assistance for business development and conducting economic development planning. The grants are available to public bodies, non-profits, federally recognized Tribal groups and cooperatives.

Applications for RBOG non-earmarked funds will not exceed $50,000 and for multi-state projects $150,000. Completed applications must be submitted to the Texas USDA Rural Development Office, 101 South Main, Suite 102, Temple, Texas 76502, by March 30, 2007. Applications will be tentatively scored by the State Office, with the two highest scoring project applications being considered for funding and submitted to the National Office for final review and selection.

USDA Rural Development works to ensure that rural citizens can participate fully in the global economy by providing technical assistance, funding, and other programs that help rural American build strong economies to improve their quality of life.

For additional information or an application package, contact Danny Torres at (254) 742-9780. For information regarding USDA Rural Development Programs, visit

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