Rural Development Grants
USDA Rural Development forges partnerships with rural communities, funding projects that bring housing, community facilities, business guarantees, utilities and other services to rural America. USDA provides technical assistance and financial backing for rural businesses and cooperatives to create quality jobs in rural areas.
Alison Davis, at University of Kentucky, says new USDA Rural Development grants will help communities gain useful technical skills for economic development.
Rural Development promotes the President's National Energy Policy and ultimately the nation's energy security by engaging the entrepreneurial spirit of rural America in the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements. Rural Development works with low-income individuals, State, local and Indian tribal governments, as well as private and nonprofit organizations and user-owned cooperatives.
47 rural communities and regions all over the country will receive technical assistance to help create and implement long-term economic development plans.
Rural communities with 50,000 or fewer people were eligible to apply.