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Federal Government Announces $59 Million in Loans and Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity, Microenterprise Development

Federal Government Announces $59 Million in Loans and Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity, Microenterprise Development

PIKEVILLE, KY.– USDA Rural Development Acting Under Secretary Doug O’Brien today announced the selection of 85 utilities and development organizations for loans and grants to support rural business activities that will boost economic growth in rural communities. “These USDA investments capitalize rural small businesses, which allows Read more
USDA Announces Investments to Increase Economic Activity in Rural Areas and on Native Lands

USDA Announces Investments to Increase Economic Activity in Rural Areas and on Native Lands

BURLINGTON, VT – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that USDA is investing in rural businesses and development organizations to spur economic growth in rural areas and in Tribal communities. “These investments are part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing efforts to help rural and Tribal communities that have the Read more
Grant Announcement:  Drug Abuse Prevention Program Deadline Extension

Grant Announcement: Drug Abuse Prevention Program Deadline Extension

The purpose of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) Prevention Research Branch (PRB) is to support a developmentally grounded program of research on the prevention of the initiation of drug use, progression to abuse and dependence, and transmission of drug-related HIV infection. This research involves the use of rigorous scientific Read more
Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by Oct. 1

Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by Oct. 1

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. Livestock producers that have experienced grazing Read more
Category: Agriculture
USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity and Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Areas

USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity and Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Areas

WASHINGTON, DC– Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants that will be awarded to organizations to provide critical financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop and strengthen their capacity to carry out housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects. Read more
USDA Announces Grants to Help Veterans and Minority Farmers Get Started in Agriculture

USDA Announces Grants to Help Veterans and Minority Farmers Get Started in Agriculture

WASHINGTON — Today, USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced the availability of over $9 million in outreach and technical assistance for minority farmers and ranchers and military veterans that are new to farming and ranching. The funding, provided through the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Read more
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Idaho Small Businesses

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Idaho Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Small Business Administration announced Small, non-farm businesses in the Idaho counties of Bonneville, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison and Teton are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  “These loans offset economic losses because of reduced Read more
Historic Farm Bill Funding Available to Organic Producers and Handlers

Historic Farm Bill Funding Available to Organic Producers and Handlers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that approximately $13 million in Farm Bill funding is now available for organic certification cost-share assistance, making certification more accessible than ever for small certified producers and handlers. “Consumer demand for organic products is surging across the country,” Read more
Energy Department Makes Additional $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees Available for Innovative Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects

Energy Department Makes Additional $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees Available for Innovative Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects

Washington D.C. — In support of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Department of Energy issued a loan guarantee solicitation today, making as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases. This Read more
Category: Green
HHS Announces Availability of $100M in Funding to Expand Access to Primary Care Through New Community Health Centers

HHS Announces Availability of $100M in Funding to Expand Access to Primary Care Through New Community Health Centers

Washington, DC–HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced today the availability of $100 million from the Affordable Care Act to support an estimated 150 new health center sites across the country in 2015. New health center sites will increase access to comprehensive, affordable, high quality primary health care services in the Read more
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