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News stories from the past 60 days.

Jun 16, 2021 - Notice from the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) inviting applications for the Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) program for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to support job accelerator partnerships that improve the ability of distressed rural and energy communities to create high-wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets. Applications are due by August 2, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 15, 2021 - Notice of final rule with comment period from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) establishing the Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) program as authorized by Section 6424 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill). The RISE program is intended to improve the ability of distressed rural communities to create high-wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets. Comments are due by August 16, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 11, 2021 - The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) is accepting applications for the FY 2021 Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program. The RCDG program awards grants up to $200,000 to improve the economic condition of rural areas through cooperative development. Applications are due by August 10, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
May 27, 2021 - Notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announcing the availability of up to $3 million in competitive cooperative agreement funds for the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC). RPIC provides grants for organizations to provide planning and implementation technical assistance to rural communities to foster placemaking, the process of creating quality places where people want to live, work, and play. Applications are due July 26, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
May 20, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service announces the availability of $2 million for Rural Business Development Grants in rural coastal communities. Priority will be given to National Scenic Areas that were devastated by wildfires in need of economic development assistance to support innovation and job growth. Applications are due by July 6, 2021.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 6/15/2021