Rural Business Development Grant applications are now being accepted. The application submission deadline to receive State Director points is April 1, 2018. It is usually very important to apply by that deadline as the grant is competitive. All submission dates can be found in the application template attached. There is also a Native American set-aside. Over the last few years, grantees have been able to receive funds for business incubators, technical assistance related to business, and economic development plans that particularly focus on businesses…and many others. A basic fact sheet is attached to explain the program in brief and, as I mentioned, the application template.
Please let me know if I may be of assistance to you regarding this application. I would be delighted to discuss your projects with you to see which ones might be eligible and, also, to assist you as you complete your application. I hope to hear from you!
Jesse Monfort Bopp
U.S. Department of Agriculture
One Sun Plaza, Suite 130| 100 Sun Av NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
Phone: 505-761-4952 | Fax: 505-761-4977
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