Micro Program Goes to 2nd Round

You haven’t missed your chance! The first round of applications for the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program was due in July, but the next round will accept applications until September 30.

The Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program is a new program that USDA has just rolled out, and it provides grants and loan capital to nonprofit organizations, universities and tribal organizations to help microentrepreneurs.

Are you a small business owner who could use technical assistance or loan capital? Check out the microenterprise program directory at http://www.FieldUS. org to find a provider near you.

To apply for the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program, talk to your state rural development office or go to http://www.cfra.org/renewrural/federal-micro-program.