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Rural Business Development Grant Program: Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.351
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA Rural Development
Apr 19, 2023

Cindy Mason

USDA state office(s)


The Rural Business Development Grant Program offers funding to provide technical assistance and training to rural communities nationwide for the purpose of improving passenger transportation services and/or facilities.

Activities should include:

  • Provision of on-site technical assistance for tribal, local and regional governments, public transit agencies, and related nonprofit and for-profit organizations in rural areas
  • The development of training materials
  • Provision of training assistance for local officials and agencies in rural areas

USDA encourages applicants to consider projects that will promote equity and economic opportunity in rural America, specifically those that advance key priorities:

  • Assisting rural area in recovering economically more and better market opportunities and improved infrastructure
  • Ensuring all rural residents have equitable access to RD programs and benefits from RD funded projects
  • Reducing climate pollution and increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change through economic support to rural communities

Eligible applicants are organizations with experience in providing technical assistance and training to rural communities nationwide for the purpose of improving passenger transportation service or facilities.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Grants of $500,000 for rural transportation system technical assistance

Grants of $250,000 for transportation system technical assistance for federally recognized native American tribes

The project period is 1 year.

Application process

Application instructions are provided on the program website.

Submit paper applications by delivery or mail to the appropriate USDA state office.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Community and economic development · Health disparities · Poverty · Transportation

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