Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP)


Funding Opportunity ID: 334833
Opportunity Number: RD-RBS-21-01-RMAP
Opportunity Title: Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Business and Commerce
Community Development
Employment, Labor and Training
Food and Nutrition
Opportunity Zone Benefits
Regional Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 10.870
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants must provide training and technical assistance, make microloans, facilitate access to capital, or have an effective plan or program to deliver such services. The applicant must meet the eligibility requirements in 7 CFR 4280.310 and must not be delinquent on any Federal debt or otherwise disqualified from participation in this program to be eligible to apply.
Agency Code: USDA-RUS
Agency Name: Department of Agriculture
Rural Utilities Service
Posted Date: Aug 10, 2021
Close Date: Jun 30, 2022
Last Updated Date: Aug 10, 2021
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Description: The purpose of RMAP is to support the development and ongoing success of rural Microentrepreneurs and Microenterprises, each as defined in 7 CFR 4280.302. The regulation can be accessed online at To accomplish this purpose, RMAP provides direct loans and grants to Microenterprise DevelopmentOrganizations (MDO). Grant funds are used by the MDO to provide technical assistance and entrepreneurship training to rural individuals and businesses.
Version: 1
Modification Comments: Update of program information

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