USDA Announces OneRD Loan Guarantee Regulation

USDA is now accepting applications for four key loan guarantee programs under the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative! As a part of a series of regulatory reforms effective October 1, 2020, USDA has eliminated duplicative processes and has launched a common loan guarantee application for the Business & Industry Loan Guarantee Program, Rural Energy for America…

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America’s Seed Fund

OPPORTUNITY: America’s Seed Fund powered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Program Funding Solicitation. The NSF STTR program focuses on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. DESCRIPTION: The NSF SBIR/STTR Program provides non-dilutive funding for the…

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Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program

DESCRIPTION: Business & Industry Loan Guarantee Program offers loan guarantees up to $25 million to support rural businesses.  The purpose of the program is to improve, develop, or finance business, industry, and employment and improve the economic and environmental climate in rural communities; the conservation, development, and use of water for aquaculture purposes; and reducing…

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USDA Advanced Biofuel Payment Program

USDA Advanced Biofuel Payment Program Request for Applications OPPORTUNITY USDA Advanced Biofuel Payment Program provides producers payments to help offset costs associated with the production of advanced biofuels. Examples of advanced biofuels include biodiesel, ethanol (other than corn kernel), electricity and biogas produced from anaerobic digesters, and solid fuels. DESCRIPTION: Eligible Producers will be paid…

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USDA Rural Business Development Grants 2022

OPPORTUNITY: This notice is given to invite applications for grants under the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program for fiscal year (FY) 2022, subject to the availability of funding. This notice is being issued in order to allow applicants sufficient time to leverage financing, prepare and submit their applications, and give the Agency time to…

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USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase I Request for Applications (RFA) OPPORTUNITY The USDA SBIR Program funds early or “seed” stage research and development that has commercial potential. The program provides equity-free funding and entrepreneurial support at the earliest stages of company and technology development. This RFA is being released prior to the…

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Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

OPPORTUNITY: This NOSA announces that the USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is accepting grants, guaranteed loan, and combined grant and guaranteed loan applications under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) program for FY 2022. DESCRIPTION: REAP program helps applicants reduce energy costs and consumption and helps meet the Nation’s critical energy needs. Applications for…

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Title 17 Innovative Energy Loan Guarantee Program

DESCRIPTION: Program helps finance catalytic, replicable, and market-ready renewable energy and efficient energy technologies. ELIGIBLE PROJECTS: A project must meet the following four eligibility requirement to qualify: Innovative Technology; Greenhouse Gas Benefits; Located in the United States; and have Reasonable Prospect of Repayment. AVAILABLE FUNDING AND APPLICATION WINDOW: Up to $3.0 billion in loan guarantee authority is available. …

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