The USDA Rural Development Acting State is looking to connect with non-profits, Indian tribes, and public governmental entities through its Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) program.  The program is designed to help support rural organizations in business growth and job creation.  To learn more about the specifics of the program, take a look below:

“RBDG grant funds can be used for targeted technical assistance, training and other similar activities that support the business development of small business enterprises in rural areas. The grant can also be used to benefit small rural businesses through acquiring or developing land, buildings and equipment; establishing a revolving loan fund; guiding the development of a plan; or supporting rural distance learning programs that provide educational job training to adult entrepreneurs. Grant projects must serve only rural areas, which generally are areas outside Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe and Rio Rancho.”

The USDA Rural Development program has a history of success by investing over $14 billion in 122,000 rural area businesses throughout America since 2009.  As stated previously, we at Global Diversity News are looking to inform our readers about opportunities in rural America moving into 2017.  If you have any suggestions of further opportunities, let us know at

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