The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now soliciting applications for loans and grants to support community development projects, business expansion and job creation for rural economic development.
According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, these "USDA investments are part of the Obama Administration's ongoing efforts to create jobs and expand economic opportunities for rural entrepreneurs."
Federal Programs Related to - Rural Economic Development
Programs that provide technical assistance, venture capital, loans, loan guarantees or other forms of management support to encourage the establishment and growth of business and industry in rural areas. Rural Industries
The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.
USDA Announces Loans and Grants to Support Rural Economic Development