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USDA Rural Business Development Grants Webinar

March 8, 2017 1 pm – 2 pm

The USDA Rural Business Development Grant is a competitive grant designed to support targeting technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses with fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenue, located in rural areas. Program activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity grant activities. Cindy will review the toolkit, scope of work and forms required for the USDA grant submission, how to leverage your project and the scoring structure.

The next round of grants is due March 31, there is still time.

 

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PRESENTER BIO


Cindy Musshel
began working for USDA Rural Development in June 2008. She started as a student trainee working in the Guarantee Housing Section. She graduated from The Ohio State University in March 2009 with a degree in Agricultural Business and Applied Economics minoring in Consumer Affairs. After graduation, she was offered a full-time position as a Guaranteed Housing Technician. She was transferred into the SKEP program for 120 days and then became a full-time employee in June 2009. She moved over to Business and Cooperative Programs in May 2010 as a Business and Cooperative Programs Technician. In December 2014 she became a Business and Cooperative Programs Specialist and in October 2015, she became the Program Lead for the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG). RBDG is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenues. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities. Outside of work she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with my family and friends.

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