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Agency Funding Opportunity Purpose Eligibility Type of Award USDA Rural Community Build capacity of rural Non-profits, Grant Rural Dev. Development Initiative communities or non-profits to government agencies, undertake com./econ dev Tribal groups projects USDA Intermediary Re- Provides funds to an non-profits, Loan Rural Dev. lending Program intermediary organization to government agencies, provide loans to support Tribal groups, rural economic development in rural cooperatives areas, including direct loans to businesses. USDA Cooperative Provide assistance to rural non-profits Grant Development Grant residents to form cooperatives. Program That assistance can include grants or loans directly to the upstart cooperative. USDA Community Food Provide funding to low-income non-profits Grant CSREES Projects and underserved communities to develop local food systems that increase food security and access to healthy foods. USDA Value-Added Provide funding to producers to Producers or producer Grant Rural Dev. Agriculture Producer develop or implement value- groups Grants added activities. USDA Rural Business Provide funding for rural projects non-profits, state/local Grant Rural Dev. Enterprise Grants that provide financing or governments technical assistance to small rural businesses. USDA Rural Economic Provide funding to rural utilities Rural utilities. Grant or Rural Dev. Development to make loans to businesses or Loan Loan/Grant Program organizations to support economic development USDA Rural Business Provide funding for economic Rural non-profits, Grant Rural Dev. Opportunity Grants development projects in rural govertment agencies, communities. Tribal groups, cooperatives. USDA Rural Energy for Provide funding to producers or Producers, rural small Grant or Rural Dev. America Grant/Loan rural small business to develop businesses. loan and install energy efficiency or renewable energy systems. USDA Beginning Farmer and Provide funding to organizations Non-profit, government Grant CSREES Rancher Development to provide training and technical agency, Grants assistance that helps beginning college/university. farmers and ranchers. Preference given to collaborative efforts. EDA Public Works and Provide funding for infrastructure Government agencies, Grant Economic Development necessary to support economic colleges/universities, development. non-profit organizations. Must serve a "special need" area. HUD Rural Housing and Provide funding to housing or Rural non-profits, Tribal Grant Economic Development economic development projects. groups, CDCs, state Projects can include direct loans community dev. to businesses. Agencies. Treasury New Markets Tax Offers tax credits to financing Certified Community Tax Credits institutions that make Development Entities. Credit investments in low-income communities. USDA Farmers Market Offers funding to help farmers agricultural Grant AMS Promotion Program market direct to consumers cooperatives, producer including through farmers networks, producer markets, roadside stands, CSA's associations, local and agritourism. governments, nonprofit corporations, public health corporations, economic development corporations, regional farmers market authorities and Tribal governments. NMDA Specialty Crop Block Funding for a variety of projects Businesses, producers, Grant Grants to increase production and cooperatives, non-profit marketing of any non-commodity organizations. crop. USDA Healthy Food Establish and assist enterprises Non-profit Grant CSREES Enterprise Center that process, distribute, organizations, aggregate, store, and market Cooperatives, healthy affordable foods Commercial Entities, Agricultural Producers, Academic Institutions, Individuals, USDA Environmental Quality Provide incentives to farmers Farmers and ranchers Grant NRCS Incentives Program and ranchers to implement or farming/ranching sustainable practices and businesses. provide funding to help farmers and ranchers comply with environmental regulations. Includes organic production and energy efficiency and renewable energy use USDA Farm and Ranch Land Provides matching funds to State, local and Tribal Grant NRCS Protection Program purchase conservation governments, non- easements. profits that have existing farmland protection programs. Max. Award Due Date Application Requires Program Examples Process Match? Period 300,000 May? Submitted to local Yes, 100% Up to 3 years Train the trainer, technical Rural Dev. Office or assistance, hiring of staff through grants.gov; members to provide narrative of approx technical assistance 30 pages, plus additional forms. 750,000 Contact Rural No Could be used to set up a Development microenterprise loan fund to provide start-up or improvement capital to grocery stores or food processing businesses. 300,000 Submit either in Yes, 25% 1 year Could be used to help start a paper or through buying club, a producer grants.gov. Narrative cooperative, a cooperative of up to 40 pages grocery store plus additional forms. 300,000 May? Submit online Yes, 100% 1-3 years Help low-income through grants.gov. communities develop Narrative of up to 10 community gardens or help pages plus additional minority farmers develop a forms. marketing cooperative. Bring EBT to farmers markets. 300,000 for May? Either in paper or Yes, 100%, 1 year Start up funds for a berry working through grants.gov. can include farm. Development of a capital, Narrative of up to 35 in-kind specialty grain marketing 100,000 for pages plus additional cooperative. planning forms. no maximum, Contact Rural No Provide enterprise but smaller Development development services and projects given small loans to rural priority businesses. Contact Rural No Development 50,000 Contact Rural Business incubators, Development technical assistance to businesses, market/feasibility studies, econ. development planning. $500,000 for Contact Rural Yes, grants Funding to purchase solar grants, $25 Development can fund panels for greenhouses. million for only 25% of loans total project costs. Loans of up to 50% of project costs. $250,000 Mar-09 CSREES will issue a Yes, 25% 3 years Develop a farm internship request for can include program. applications in in-kind. January 2009. Ongoing. Pre-application with Business incubators, basic EDA. infrastructure. $300,000 May? Submit to HUD or No 3 years Establish a grocery store in a online through rural area. grants.gov. 15 page narrative plus additional forms. Tax credits Ongoing. Apply with 7 years A CDC can get a tax credit up to 39% of Department of for investing in a grocery investment. Treasury. store in an underserved area. $75,000 March? Submit to Agricultural No 18 months Marketing training for Marketing Service farmers, consumer either online or hard education, helping low- copy. 10-page single- income consumers access spaced narrative and markets, improving farmers' additional market management. Cannot documents. be used to buy land or buy/repair buildings. $10-30,000 15-May Submit letter to Yes, 100%? 1 year Create a New Mexico grass- NMDA. fed beef branding program. ?? May, RFP Submit to CSREES. No Develop a business that out in brings together crops from March several small farmers to sell to a school district. $300,000 Apply to NRCS. Brief Covers up to 1-10 years Can be used to cover costs over a six application form. 75% of costs for organic conversion or year period. or 90% for development of on-farm limited renewable energy systems. resource or Also, water conservation. beginning producers. Ongoing. Easement granting Yes, 100% Could provide a 50-50 match organization applies for state tax credits issued to NRCS State for conservation easements. Conservationist. 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