Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is accepting applications for loans and grants to create jobs and spur economic development. Funding is provided through the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program.
Applications must be received by March 31 for 3rd quarter funding and June 30 for 4th quarter funding. For further details about eligibility rules and application procedures, see the February 14, 2011 issue of the Federal Register, page 8334.
Get more information on the program here.