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Deadline Extension: 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 application deadline in Oregon has been extended to March 31, 2020. The deadline to apply for the national Native American set-aside is also March 31, 2020. 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. Applications should then be submitted to:

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

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.