Funding Opportunity: Soliciation for the Rural Business Development Grant Programs for Fiscal Year 2022, Application deadline February 28, 2022

The Rural Business Cooperative Service (agency of the United States Department of Agriculture) is seeking applications under the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program for FY 2022. Funding eligibility includes but may not be limited to: Federally-Recognized Native American Tribes, Rural Empowerment Zone/Enterprise Communities/Rural Economic Area Partnerships, projects in Persistent Poverty Counties, Native American Persistent Poverty areas, and Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) projects. The purpose of the program is to promote economic development and job creation projects through the awarding of grant funds to eligible entities. Applications will compete in two separate categories, business opportunity grants and business enterprise grants, for use in funding various business and community projects that serve rural areas. See link for further description of eligibility and program requirements. Applications are due at 4:30 pm local time on February 28, 2022.