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USDA is Seeking Applications to Support Rural Businesses and Create Jobs

Erin McDuff
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is seeking applications to support businesses and help create jobs in rural Oregon.

The Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program can be used to support targeted technical assistance, training, feasibility studies, and other activities leading to the development or expansion in rural areas of small and emerging private businesses with fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenue.

The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Public bodies, government entities, Indian tribes, and nonprofits are eligible to apply. A Native American set aside that is funded through a national competition will also be made available.

The application deadline in Oregon is March 15, 2020. Applications should be submitted to:

USDA Rural Development
ATTN: Erika Moellmer, Business and Cooperative Programs
1220 SW 3rd Avenue
Suite 1801
Portland, OR 97204

Prior to developing an application, interested applicants are encouraged to contact Erika Moellmer, Business and Cooperative Programs Specialist, (503) 414-3333, to learn more about the program's requirements.