Wednesday, April 15, 2009

USDA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - Rural Business Enterprise Grants CFDA 10.783

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Bill) provides $20 million for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program (RBEG), subject to the availability of funds. The purpose of the RBEG program is to finance and facilitate development of small and emerging rural businesses, provide financial assistance for rural distance learning networks, and fund adult education programs--particularly those projects providing job advancement or potential employment opportunities. To access the full Recovery Fund announcement, use the USDA website: Applications submitted for ARRA funding may be submitted to the USDA Rural Development State Office until funds are depleted or until a date to be published in Fiscal Year 2010, whichever occurs earlier.

To request application materials under this authority, please contact your local Rural Development Office for assistance. Grant award decisions are initially made at the State level. Projects not able to obtain funding through Rural Development State Offices may be submitted for national competition. RD Office Locater

Eligible Applicants
State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
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
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:
CFDA #10.783 - RBE grants may be made to public bodies and private nonprofit corporations serving rural areas. Public bodies include States, counties, cities, townships, and incorporated town and villages, boroughs, authorities, districts, and Indian tribes on Federal and State reservations and other Federally recognized Indian Tribal groups in rural areas.

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: 02-2009
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Mar 11, 2009
Creation Date: Mar 11, 2009
Original Closing Date for Applications: Mar 19, 2009
Current Closing Date for Applications: Mar 19, 2009
Archive Date: Apr 18, 2009
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Recovery Act
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 300
Estimated Total Program Funding: $20,000,000
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:
CFDA Number(s):
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

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