USDA FUNDING

The U.S. Dept of Agriculture has several USDA Funding programs and resources that are available to support companies and projects in renewable energy, the bioeconomy and energy efficiency.  These include USDA Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) Program, USDA Agriculture Research Service (ARS )Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture,  USDA…

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DOE FUNDING

The U.S. Dept of Energy has several DOE Funding programs and resources that are available to support companies and projects in renewable energy, the bioeconomy and energy efficiency.  These include the DOE National Laboratories and Technology Centers, DOE Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) Program, DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency- Energy (ARPA-E) Seed Funding, DOE…

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Federal and State Funding in Bioeconomy Projects

There are many types of bioeconomy projects seeking federal and state funding.  Funding requests also come at different stages – during research and development, in the demonstration/pre-commercial phase, and in commercial scale projects.  These state and federal funding opportunities normally fall within one of the following three categories: A government grant is a financial award…

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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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