Grant Opportunity for Rural Job Accelerator Partnerships

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grant program provides funding for rural jobs accelerator partnerships to engage in activities that accelerate the growth of new businesses and jobs, support local industries, and maximize the use of local productive assets in low-income rural areas.

The grant deadline is April 18, 2022. Awards range between $500, 000 and $2,000,000. The grant period is four years.

RISE funds can be used to: 

  • Build or support a business incubator facility
  • Provide worker training to assist in the creation of new jobs
  • Train the existing workforce with skills for higher-paying jobs
  • Develop a base of skilled workers and improve their opportunities to obtain high-wage jobs in new or existing local industries

If you are interested in applying, please reach out to Justine Briggs, Director of Scholar and Grants Development Office.

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Justine Briggs: or (585) 395-5118.

Posted: March 10, 2022