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USDA Rural Development

rural developement

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)/Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

Value Added Producer Grants

  • https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/value-added-producer-grants
  • Helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of new products. The goals of this program are to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities, and increase producer income. Applicants may receive priority if they are a beginning farmer or rancher, a socially-disadvantaged farmer or rancher, a small or medium-sized farm or ranch structured as a family farm, a farmer or rancher cooperative, or are proposing a mid-tier value chain.
  • Planning Grant Max Award – $75,000
  • Working Capital Grant Max Award – $250,000
  • Solicitation Open – TBD

Rural Housing Service

  • https://www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/agencies/rural-housing-service
  • Offers a variety of programs to build or improve housing and essential community facilities in rural areas. We offer loans, grants and loan guarantees for single- and multi-family housing, child care centers, fire and police stations, hospitals, libraries, nursing homes, schools, first responder vehicles and equipment, housing for farm laborers and much more.