Rural Business Enterprise Grant

It is a normal challenge for emerging business, especially nonprofit, to thrive and find funds in their work in the rural areas.

Yet, there are existing program like rural business enterprise grant wherein its focus is to help this kind of endeavor in rural areas.

If you have a business located in the rural areas and finding it hard to support your enterprise so it can thrive in the industry, you are for sure looking for a helping hand from where you can get funding for your investment and existing business. Though there are many banks that can give you a loan and this is usually the common thinking one would suppose when in need of money, it is helpful for you to know that there is such as program called rural business enterprise grant.

Rural business enterprise grant is collaboration of nonprofits and government entities that are focusing their effort in helping thriving rural business to blossom through financial grants. These grants are usually given to public bodies, nonprofits and federally recognized Indian tribes. To get an idea, these grants usually involve the operation of revolving loan funds, industrial parks and business incubators.

The program’s funds can also be used through myriad of business like acquisition and development of land and to construct buildings. The funds are also used to build plants, equipments, utility areas and service extensions.

The Process for Acquiring Rural Business Enterprise Grant

The first task an applicant should do to obtain rural business enterprise grant is to submit supporting data before making the formal application. The Rural Business- Cooperative Services office then will determine the order of funding priorities and the eligibility before requesting for the formal application submission from the applicant.

These application forms can be found and submitted to any state of USDA Rural Development office, yet, processing of these applications are usually done in the district or area office.

Eligibility for Acquiring Rural Business Enterprise Grant

Eligibility for approval of rural business enterprise grant is only given to nonprofits, public bodies wherein their role is to assist small and emerging businesses in rural areas (a rural area is defined as any area other than town or cities and that have a population of 50,000). Meanwhile, these emerging businesses should have less than $1 million in revenue and its employees should be fewer than 50.

Priorities wherein Rural Business Enterprise Grant is Given

One of the priorities rural business enterprise grants consider is that the business is located in a community where the unemployment rate exceeds the state rate. Second is that the business should be located in a community where the median household income is less than the state rate, as based on 2000 census.


  • Ulhas Marathe said on February 16, 2010
    I want to start dairy farming at ratnagiri. I have 7 acres land. I want detail information about loan, where we want to purchase buffalo cows. etc my email id is
  • raqib said on February 16, 2010
    hi i am raqib inamdar located at karnataka i want to start a layer chicken farm i already have lot of land and water electricity. and i am already in broiler chicken farm i want every detail about egg farm what is machinery require and where i get layer birds with prize. thanking u, regards. raqib
  • Jonni Clark Mahmood said on April 2, 2010
    I would like to start a fish farm and Lodge for special events such as weddings, vacation, reunions, and camp site on about 39 acres in Roba, AL located between Tuskegee, AL and Union Springs, AL.
  • Joe said on June 7, 2010
    Hi, am Joe from Kenya. I would like to expand a snow peas farming in Nyandarua district.i have been doing it but would like to take it to a whole new level if there is anyone out there. who would like to support by either connecting me to a grant or a market(U.S,Europe,Asia) for the produce, i will appreciate.
  • valerie said on July 24, 2010
    Hi, I live in Middletown, Ohio and am interested in purchasing a home with some land to start a tree farm. Any grants for this?
  • Sunil Panda said on September 3, 2010
    I want to set up a mineral water factory in soro, balasore, orissa. I have 1 acres area for this purpose. Please help me how can i get the bank finance & set up process
  • Rajesh Bire said on November 9, 2010
    Hi, am rajesh from pulgaon dist.wardha. I have own land. I planned for mineral water treatment plant. so i request you to get the bank finance and set up process for this plant.
  • manikanta said on November 12, 2010
    i have 3 acres of land in andhrapradesh and i want to start emu birds farm. so please send me details about the business and if there any subsidy through bank etc..
  • Pimpo said on November 30, 2010
    I want to start a pimping business in a rural area in Lesotho. I can make good money from all the city men going home for holidays?
  • suresh.v said on January 9, 2011
    hi this suresh.v i am interested to start emu farming in west godavari dist, how to start, what are requirements need, how much is the initial amount required, if any banks are givings loans(pls tell me the bank names),if i start with 25 pairs how much amount is required, where can i buy chicks and while buying chicks what are the precautions i should take. pls advise me . Thanks & Regards, Suresh.v, 9032536419
  • danish khan said on February 26, 2011
    my name is danish khan i have 10 acres land in my village. tell me what kind of business i should start, and how to collect finance from govt.
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on February 27, 2011
    @danish khan, there are various types of rural businesses like, orchards, fish farming, vegetable farming. You will have to take a decision on what kind of business you want to start, will it be farming or with some industry. If farming then check with local agriculture department to see what your land is best suited for.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • joseph omondi aguk said on April 13, 2011
    hi, i do poultry farming but wish to expand in the field. i come from kenya, so my wish is if i can get some body with a human heart to humbly help me.P.O BOX 144/ 40101 AHERO KENYA
  • Mr.Robin Tuna said on June 24, 2011
    Hi, I have huge acres of land for agricultural farming in Nipa,SHP.Papua New Guinea to supply the huge LNG project operated by Exxon Mobil but I just dont have the finance and the expertise to go on a large scale farming. If there are some kind people out there in this world to make this become a reality, pls contact me through my email address:
  • siyasanga xopa said on November 21, 2011
    hi I leave in South Africa in a rural area. I have a big land that I would like to start farming but I need funding.
  • Kousalya said on November 26, 2011
    sir, i hv 3 acres land in coimbatore, tamil nadu.i like to do sericulture in my farm with a minimum investment. Please help me for this
  • Vijaya Kumar.S said on December 20, 2011
    Dear sir/Madam, My name Vijaya Kumar.S, I completed diploma in computer science past one and half years. I live in small village. We have one and half acres land. My achievement want to start a micro industry anything. I thought I want to start a dairy forming(Cow). Basically how can i get loan. what are the procedures. is there we want to give any surety. Regards, Vijaya Kumar.S
  • Manjunath.T. said on December 22, 2011
    Sir,i from small village , population of my rural place is around 6000, i completed B.E(E&E) ,i also have experience of work in industry and i also have work experience in college ,so I like to open iti college and computer centre ,because in my native place many of them dont know ,how to choose the courses ,actual our place surrounded by industrial and also now a days every one should need computer skills , i also planned to give free coaching for poor peoples , so my rural people get employed as possible as soon ,so requesting you sir ,please i need information ,is that for my projects ,will i get government help ,and also for these projects creates minimum of employments for 40 peoples ,so sir please give necessary information and also sir i asking you will i get government financial help ,please reply me sir , i am waiting for your reply . Regards , manjunath .T.
  • Robin Tuna said on January 4, 2012
    My name is Mr.Robin Tuna from Papua New Guinea. I have a huge land that I want to farm to grow vegetables to supply the LNG project owned and operated by Exxon Mobil but I dont have the start up capitals so if there are kind people out there willing to assist or be part of this project,please contact me through my email address. thamkyou. Robin Tuna
  • Lokesh Naik said on June 18, 2012
    Hai, my name is Mr.Lokesh Naik from Shimoga, i am just working as a medical transcriptionist in Bangalore, I wanted to start my own business in my native to help my native people. Please give me a good agricultural based business like fruit and vegetable processing and rice processing plant
  • Pramod Hati said on October 1, 2012
    We are a non profit registered organisation actively involved in rural development. Now we are interested to set up one cooperative industrial eastate in rural area of Odisha, India with an aim of promoting/setting up some (at least 10) rural enterprises as per resource available in locality. The selected enterprises are food processing, low cost building materials, oil expelling, solar, biogas etc. For this we want some grants to meet our requirements.
  • shiva prasad said on October 22, 2012
    hi sir i already completed BE, so i want to start a rural BPO center please give me a information how to star BPO center
  • Asuncion Meneky said on December 12, 2012
    I have a water well, I want to help my community with the water. My country have a poor water system.
  • prashant barik said on March 15, 2013
    I am from odisha, balasore. i was interested in emu bird farming, so is their any finance or lone system pls let me know
  • Nar Bahadur Amgai said on May 30, 2013
    Hello, I am from Pokhara, Nepal in the Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhawalagiri and Mt Manaslu Himalayan Reign of the country. This area is already established tourism area and Mt. Annapurna circuit is one of the top 10 trekking destination of the world. The area is really potential to start Agro-ecotourism business. In this area we can acquire land on lease or purchase on cheaper prices. I got 5-10 ha (100-200 ropani) of lands on cheaper prices in different locations of this region and the lands has good irrigation facility and has nice view of snow-fall Mountain peaks, Lakes and Rivers. I am willing to partner with anyone who will help to provide Finance or partnership, and also want to venture in tourism with Farm stay, Lodges and Restaurants. Forest walk, waterfalls, water rafting, bird watching, Hiking or mountain climbing and so on.
  • raghavendra.k said on July 11, 2013
    sir i want to start a new store in our own building which is at holenarasipura in karnataka .the building area is 450sq feet store and 800sq feet for storage .what kind of retail and wholesale business can be done in this rural area give me some ideas to choice. i am interested in paints, hard ware ,pipes ,tiles, fertilizer, cattlefeed, cement, steel, sanitary, pls tell me which of these is the best
  • Mohammed rifath said on August 9, 2013
    I'm from karnataka my small city name is moodbidri living population is 50000 .and i want to start some small business please tell me the in ideas
  • Vishap Malviya said on October 11, 2013
    Hi I am qualified B.Tech in dairy field from Allahabad agri.University, Allahabad in the year 2013. I am willing to start my dairy business at Allahabad in UP, India. I have taken good experience. Kindly provide me guidance. how to start my diary farming. Thanking you
  • RAJESH KELZARKAR said on April 5, 2014
    want to start biomass agri waste briquets and pellets plant give me guidelines.
  • shivayogiswamy.H.Vastrad said on April 9, 2014
    Dear sir, i am in rural area at:Hanamanal .Tq:kushtagi.Dist:Koppal (Karnataka state Please guide me I want to start a small investment & high profit business idea & small investment & high profit in production line. daily fast moving items (freshly & no body can't it) secret
  • Navanath metre said on April 15, 2014
    Hi. I am navanath. I have 3 acr land. am stated in my village Emu farming please help me Any training centre in karnataka and how to start emu farming. How much money required to start and which bank giving loan please tell me. From bidar karnataka, Mob; 9483616793
  • Musaddique said on April 19, 2014
    Dear sir wish to rejuvenate. The small spinning mill in RUARAL Maharashtra. India. Can I get grant loan from you are from any t other source this project will create good RUARAL employment in RUARAL. Area
  • Ramesh singh said on July 20, 2014
    hi sir, i am ramesh. I want start disposal glass production company. But i have no sufficient balance. pls, give me information how can i find bank loan and how many invest? Mob-9654134363
  • Ramesh singh said on July 20, 2014
    i belongs to Gorakhpur, U.P. in rural area India. sir i want start disposal glass production company. Pls, give me information how many money invest, how can find bank loan. pls give me guideline how can start our own business.
  • Ajay verma said on April 15, 2015
    Hi sir I want to start a business in village up please give me suggestion about it which type of work I can start in villages
  • soumya sahu said on July 17, 2015
    dear sir , i want to start a small business which give me monthly 50000 only please give some best idea for that .. Regards somya sahu
  • Amol Nage-9158950913 said on November 28, 2015
    I want any Home business from which I can earn 30 to 40 thousands Rs. I have 2 years experience in auto mobile company.


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