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Rural Microenterprise Development

Center for Rural Affairs

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2014–December 31, 2014
  • Location Lyons, NE, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Center for Rural Affairs was established in 1973 by rural Nebraskans concerned about the loss of economic opportunities in their communities, and has since grown to a nationally recognized policy analysis, advocacy, and grassroots outreach organization. This final grant will provide partial support to the grantee for its Rural Microenterprise Development project, which will work to ensure the long-term existence, expansion, proper execution, and awareness of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program. During the grant period, the grantee will conduct advocacy and outreach work, engage grassroots leaders as to the potential of microenterprise, and assist rural small businesses to develop strong proposals for funding.