Aug. 5, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has supported small rural enterprise with loans and grants worth $18 million since 2008. Administered under the agency’s Rural Business Cooperative Service, the funding provided assistance to more than 85,000 business operations.
Job creation and the expansion of economic opportunities are prime criteria in the selection of recipients.
An overview of USDA programs that offer this aid is posted at http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-business-development-grants.