USDA Equipment Grants Program (EGP)

USDA Equipment Grants Program (EGP) OPPORTUNITY: Equipment Grant Program (EGP) serves to increase access to shared-use special purpose equipment/instruments for fundamental and applied research for use in the food and agricultural sciences programs at institutions of higher education, including State Cooperative Extension Systems. The program seeks to strengthen the quality and expand the scope of…

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USDA Funding for Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grants for 2022

OPPORTUNITY: The Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grant Program offers grant assistance to create and augment high-wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, support industry clusters and maximize the use of local productive assets in eligible low-income rural areas. DESCRIPTION: The RISE Grant Program meets a recognized need for federal support of jobs accelerator…

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USDA Funding for Rural Energy Pilot Grants Program (REPP) for 2022

OPPORTUNITY: USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) announces the availability of up to $10 million in competitive grants awarded to Rural Energy Community Partnerships (RECP) to further develop renewable energy to help meet our nation’s energy needs and combat climate change while prioritizing environmental justice, racial equity, and economic opportunity. Cost-share grants of up to 80…

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USDA Food Supply Chain Guaranteed Loan Program

OPPORTUNITY: USDA Food Supply Chain Guaranteed Loan Program. Loan guarantees will be made to lenders to facilitate financing to qualified borrowers and projects for the start-up or expansion of activities in the middle of the food supply chain, particularly the aggregation, processing, manufacturing, storage, transportation, wholesaling, or distribution of food, to increase capacity and help…

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USDA Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program

USDA Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program OPPORTUNITY: The Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program (MPPEP) provides grants to help eligible processors expand their capacity. USDA Rural Development designed the MPPEP to encourage competition and sustainable growth in the U.S. meat processing sector and to help improve supply chain resiliency. DESCRIPTION: USDA is making grant…

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DOE FY22 Waste Feedstock and Conversion R&D Funding Opportunity Announcement

DOE FY22 Waste Feedstock and Conversion R&D Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) recently announced a new funding opportunity to improve the current science and infrastructure for converting waste streams, often disproportionately located in underserved communities, into valuable biofuels and bioproducts that can benefit the local…

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USDA Small Business Innovation Research Program – Phase II

OPPORTUNITY: The USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program focuses on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. Unlike fundamental research, the USDA SBIR program supports small businesses in the creation of innovative, and/or disruptive technologies and enables the application of research advancements from conception into the market. Different…

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