Grant for Municipalities to Assist Business Due Feb. 26

Kelly Clark
Carson City, NV
Release Date
Jan 11, 2021

Grant Deadline Feb. 26, 2021

(Carson City, Nev.—Jan. 11, 2021) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is accepting applications for a grant that supports businesses and jobs in rural Nevada. The Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program can be used in rural areas to support targeted technical assistance, training, feasibility studies and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses.

Cities and counties, nonprofits, economic development authorities and Federally Recognized Tribes are eligible to apply. Individual businesses are not eligible to apply for this program.

In the past, the Nevada allocation has amounted to about $130,000. In addition, a separate Native American set-aside estimated at $2 million, is available through a national competition. In the past the RBDG funding helped the City of Caliente complete an economic assessment on the value of marketing itself as a mountain biking destination. In addition, the Reno Sparks Indian Colony accessed NX Level Business Training and the RBDG program funded the development of the Wells Band’s business incubator.  Information on the RBDG is available online at

Grant applications must be received no later than Feb. 26, 2021. If you are interested, please contact Michelle Kelly at for assistance in Northern Nevada or Laura Chavez at assistance in Southern Nevada.

Grant applications should be submitted to:

USDA Rural Development

ATTN: Michelle Kelly OR Laura Chavez

1390 S. Curry St.

Carson City, NV


USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. With a portfolio of $228 billion, this agency's assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; homeownership; community services such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit