USDA socially disadvantaged agriculture producers

    
 

Thursday, Apr 26 2012 5:09PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it is accepting grant applications to help small, socially disadvantaged agricultural producers and cooperatives in rural communities to create more jobs and improve business operations.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it is accepting grant applications to help small, socially disadvantaged agricultural producers and cooperatives in rural communities to create more jobs and improve business operations.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it is accepting grant applications to help small, socially disadvantaged agricultural producers and cooperatives in rural communities to create more jobs and improve business operations.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that approximately $3 million in grants are available through the USDA Rural Development's Small, Socially Disadvantaged Producer Grant Program (SSDPG). The maximum grant award per applicant is $175,000.

"The funding we are announcing today represents USDA's continuing investment in providing small business owners with the assistance they need to improve their business operations, and serve their communities by creating economic opportunity for residents and training new generations of rural Americans to succeed in business," said Vilsack.

The announcement comes as the USDA continues its efforts to provide those living in rural communities access to the agency's programs and services. The grants will help improve products, develop business plans and economic development.

For further information, check out this source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

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