Most all of the 50 states have a small business grant program called the rural small business grant program that is available to anyone living in a small town who wants to start a small business. The united states government allots millions of dollars each year to fund the rural small business grant programs in each state. To apply for a rural small business grant, follow the step by step instructions in the article below.
Things You'll Need
- You must live in a rural area or small town.
- A small business or small business idea.
The first step in applying for a rural small business grant is to call the U.S. Department of Agriculture, community facilities, loans and grants division at: 202-720-1400
Next, when you are connected, ask to speak to a representative that deals with the rural small business grants. When you are connected with the rep, inform he or she that you are interested in applying for a rural small business grant.
Next, the rep will then take down your information to see if you qualify. If you do qualify, the rep will either take down the rest of your information and send you a rural small business grant application or have you go and pick an application up at your local Department of Agriculture.
Next, once you receive the rural small business grant application, fill out all of the necessary areas and mail it back in to the provided address or take it back to your local Department of Agricultures branch office.
Lastly, once you mail the rural small business grant application back, they will call you with further instructions on what to do next. If you take the application into your local Department of Agricultures office, they will let you know what to do next.
Tips & Warnings
- When talking to the representative at the Department of Agriculture, they will ask how much you want the grant to be.
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