The RTP will make grants available for technology development, applied research, and/or training, with a focus on rural communities, to aid in the development of a workforce for bioenergy, pulp and paper manufacturing, or agriculture-based renewable energy.
Please refer to Part VIII
(E) of this RFA for definitions relevant to this program.
The RTP shall give preference to eligible entities working in partnership within rural communities:
? to improve information-sharing capacity;
? to maximize the ability to meet the requirements of this RFA;
? to address Evaluation Criteria found in Part V.
of this RFA; and
? to address the following two RTP Program Goals:
1. To increase the number of students encouraged to pursue and complete a 2-year postsecondary degree, or a certificate of completion, within an occupational focus of this grant program; and
2. To assist rural communities by helping students achieve their career goals to develop a viable workforce for bioenergy, pulp and paper manufacturing, or agriculture-based renewable energy.