Thursday, July 24, 2014
Rural Business Enterprise Grants Increase Opportunities For Native Americans In 18 States
States recently funded
The most recent states who received funding from the program include Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The funding went to organizations who provide products and services that directly impact the lives of Native American citizens.
Applicants who are eligible for the grants include local governments, non-profit corporations and federally recognized Indian Tribes. The grant money can be used for distance learning programs, adult employment education programs, and other programs that create opportunities and jobs in small towns and rural communities.
Since the program began, under President Obama's administration, RBEG has created or retained more than 73,000 jobs and helped create more than 41,000 rural businesses and community projects.
For more information on the program, and to apply for a grant, visit www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_rbeg.html