Program Name: Rural Business Development Grants
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development
Address: 2118 W. Part Court, Suite A, Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-403-6200
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program
 The purpose of the program is to promote economic development and job creation projects through the awarding of grant funds to eligible entities.
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
Grants may be made to a Public Body/Government Entity, an Indian Tribe, or a Nonprofit entity primarily serving rural areas. Rural areas outside of any city with a population of 50,000 or more. Terms and Conditions: There is no maximum grant amount. Smaller requests are given higher priority, and there is no cost-sharing requirement.
Application Deadline: Closed – Feb. 28th
Application Guidelines:
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:
How Must Funds Be Used:
Funds can be used to purchase or develop land, buildings, and equipment; to cover costs for feasibility studies and business plans and provide other technical assistance; to improve rural transportation, establish revolving loan funds, and support rural distance learning programs that provide educational or job training