Rural Innovation Stronger Economies (RISE)

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS, Agency), a Rural Development (RD) agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), invites applications under the Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) program for fiscal year (FY) 2023, subject to the availability of funding.

The Agency


has $2,000,000 available for the RISE Program for FY 202 3. Selected applicants will use Agency grant funds to provide financial assistance in support of innovation centers and job accelerator programs that improve the ability of distressed rural communities to create high wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets.
Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: Rural Business-Cooperative Service

Estimated Funding: $2,000,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
RISE Program Web Site

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants.

An eligible applicant must be a rural jobsaccelerator partnership formed after December 20, 2018, and meet the eligibility criteria found in 7 CFR 4284.1112 and this Notice to apply for this program.

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