United States Department of Agriculture      Rural Development (RD)     Rural Development’s Broad Base   of Economic Devel...
Rural Development’s                               3 Agencies                         Rural Development                    ...
Rural Development’s                                        3 Agencies                                Rural Development    ...
PresentersToday’s Presenters Include:John H. Broussard,Business and Industry DivisionTony Crooks, Energy DivisionMark Brod...
Business           Program Opportunities   Overview ofBusiness Programs
ObjectivesBecome familiar withUSDA Rural Development:Business ProgramsB&I Guaranteed Loan ProgramSpecialty Programs Divisi...
USDA Rural DevelopmentThe mission of USDA Rural Development is toincrease economic opportunity and improvethe quality of l...
Business ProgramsEnhance the quality of life for ruralAmericans by providing leadership inbuilding competitive businessesi...
We accomplish this by:• Investing financial resources and providing  technical assistance to businesses located in  rural ...
Business Programs• B&I Guaranteed Loan Program• Intermediary Relending Program• Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program• R...
B&I Guaranteed Loan ProgramTo improve, develop, or finance business,industry, and employment and improve theeconomic and e...
Business & Industry   Guaranteed Loan made for state of theart drilling barge used within inland waters  of the Gulf Coast.
Business & Industry   Chef Paul  Prudhomme’s    hometown  Andouille and   Tasso Meatprocessing facility.
Business & IndustrySells peanuts to Mars Candy to     produce  Snickers and  peanut M&Ms
Business & IndustryOutsideAdvertisingStorage &IntegratedSystems
Manufacturer of outdoor wrought-iron furniture
Manufacturer of outdoor wrought-iron furniture
Mining
Renewable Energy    Funding  Opportunities
USDA Rural Development is helping to lead the way in the agriculture sector finding energy solutions in our fields and hel...
Rural Energy for America ProgramCreated in the 2002 Farm Bill as the Section 9006 programRevised in the 2008 Farm Bill as ...
REAP – 3 programs in 1Energy Audits & Renewable Energy AssistanceFeasibility Study grantsEquipment & construction of renew...
REAP – Part 1              EA/REDARenewable Energy Development Assistance/Energy Audit – includes site evaluation and repo...
REAP - Part 1 - EA/REDAEligible applicants   • Governmental (State, Tribal and     Local) and their instrumentalities   • ...
REAP – Parts 2 & 3Renewable Energy   Energy EfficiencySystems            Improvements    Wind                Buildings    ...
Feasibility Study GrantsUp to 25% of eligible project costsMaximum: Lesser of $50,000 or 25% of costMinimum: No set minimu...
REAP – parts 2 & 3 Eligibile            ApplicantsAgricultural Producers              Rural Small Businesses   Directly en...
Renewable EnergyEnergy derived from a wind, solar, renewable biomass, small hydroelectric, ocean energy, or geothermal sou...
Energy Efficiency ImprovementImprovements to a facility, building, or  process that reduces energy  consumption, or reduce...
Eligible CostsThis program is for bricks and mortar projects, so the majority of funds should go towards:  Post applicatio...
Renewable Energy ExamplesSolar installation to provide power to a rural small business or farm operationWood burning furna...
Energy Efficiency    Improvement ExamplesReplace a grocery store’s coolers and freezers with high efficiency models.Purcha...
Common Inquiries      which are INELIGIBLEResidential improvements  Most common request – Solar to power   home and farmPr...
Types of Financial AssistanceGrant Only  Up to 25% of total eligible costsGuaranteed Loan Only  Up to 75% of total eligibl...
Funding LimitsRenewable Energy          Energy Efficiency  Minimum grant -           Minimum grant -  $2,500              ...
REAP Projects
Business Programs• B&I Guaranteed Loan Program• Intermediary Relending Program• Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program• R...
EXAMPLES OF SPECIALTY               PROGRAMS PROJECTSPass-Through LoansRevolving Loan Fund ProgramsBusiness Incubator Cent...
Franklin General Hospital,     Hampton, Iowa
Sportsmans Resort—Tourism
Timeless Bridal—Retail
North Manufacturing—Mfg
Local Food Enterprise Center            White House Champions of Change
LSU Training Mobile
Rural Business Enterprise Grant
Resources
Alliances and Partnerships• Community Banks and Commercial Lenders• Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI)• O...
Business ProgramsLillian Salerno, Acting AdministratorPandor H. Hadjy, Deputy AdministratorVacant, Assistant Deputy Admini...
Any Questions?
Web Links• USDA Rural Development  www.rurdev.usda.gov• Rural Business-Cooperative Service  www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs• Rural...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibitsdiscrimination in all its programs and activities on thebasis of race, ...
9.20.12 Accessing USDA Rural Development Programs for Cooperatives
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Webinar on USDA Program Funding Opportunities

Did you know cooperatives are eligible for over 15 different funding programs within the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)?

In this webinar, NCBA Director of Public Policy R.L. Condra will host a panel of experts from USDA who will discuss a variety of funding opportunities available through USDA Rural Development. These officials and program staff will provide overviews of the agency’s programs and discuss other co-op-related funding opportunities. Webinar participants will:

- Learn about USDA Rural Development programs open to cooperatives
- Understand the array of funding opportunities available, such as the Business & Industry Guaranteed Loan Program, Intermediary Relending Program, Rural Community Advancement Program and Rural Energy For America Program and other energy programs
- Hear an update on the Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program
- Have an opportunity to interact with USDA officials

Panelists

- John H. Broussard, Director, Business and Industry Division, USDA Rural Development
- Chad Parker, Deputy Administrator, Cooperative Programs, Rural Business and Cooperative Programs
- Anthony Crooks, Energy Specialist, Energy Division, USDA Rural Development

Who Should Participate?

- Executive directors and leadership staff of:
- Credit unions
- Electric and other utility cooperatives
- Other cooperatives that could benefit from USDA funding
- Mayors and community leaders
- Economic and community development staff
- Cooperative developers, representatives and volunteers
- Grant writers
- Members of cooperatives

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  • 9.20.12 Accessing USDA Rural Development Programs for Cooperatives

    1. 1. United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (RD) Rural Development’s Broad Base of Economic Development Programs September 2012 Rural Development Committed to the Future of Rural Communities
    2. 2. Rural Development’s 3 Agencies Rural Development Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager Housing and Community Facilities Programs Administrator Tammye Trevino Business and Rural Utilities ServiceCooperative Programs Acting Administrator Acting Administrator Operations & John Padalino Lillian Salerno Management Acting Administrator Ron Banegas
    3. 3. Rural Development’s 3 Agencies Rural Development Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager Housing and Community Facilities Programs •Improving Quality of Life Business and •Strengthening Communities Rural Utilities Service Cooperative Programs •Building Ownership & Opportunity •Equal Access to Essential Services•Strengthening & •A Cleaner EnvironmentDiversifying Rural Economies •Infrastructure for Growth•Creating jobs Operations & Management •Programs’ Support Service •St. Louis Servicing •Internal & External Relations
    4. 4. PresentersToday’s Presenters Include:John H. Broussard,Business and Industry DivisionTony Crooks, Energy DivisionMark Brodziski, Specialty Programs
    5. 5. Business Program Opportunities Overview ofBusiness Programs
    6. 6. ObjectivesBecome familiar withUSDA Rural Development:Business ProgramsB&I Guaranteed Loan ProgramSpecialty Programs DivisionEnergy Programs Division
    7. 7. USDA Rural DevelopmentThe mission of USDA Rural Development is toincrease economic opportunity and improvethe quality of life for all rural Americans.
    8. 8. Business ProgramsEnhance the quality of life for ruralAmericans by providing leadership inbuilding competitive businessesincluding sustainable cooperatives thatcan prosper in the global marketplace.
    9. 9. We accomplish this by:• Investing financial resources and providing technical assistance to businesses located in rural communities• Establishing strategic alliances and partnerships that leverage public, private, and cooperative resources to create jobs and stimulate rural economic activity
    10. 10. Business Programs• B&I Guaranteed Loan Program• Intermediary Relending Program• Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program• Rural Business Opportunity Grant Program• Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program• Rural Microenterprise Assistance Program• Energy Programs
    11. 11. B&I Guaranteed Loan ProgramTo improve, develop, or finance business,industry, and employment and improve theeconomic and environmental climate in ruralcommunities. This purpose is achieved by bolstering the existing private credit structure through the guarantee of quality loans which will provide lasting community benefits.
    12. 12. Business & Industry Guaranteed Loan made for state of theart drilling barge used within inland waters of the Gulf Coast.
    13. 13. Business & Industry Chef Paul Prudhomme’s hometown Andouille and Tasso Meatprocessing facility.
    14. 14. Business & IndustrySells peanuts to Mars Candy to produce Snickers and peanut M&Ms
    15. 15. Business & IndustryOutsideAdvertisingStorage &IntegratedSystems
    16. 16. Manufacturer of outdoor wrought-iron furniture
    17. 17. Manufacturer of outdoor wrought-iron furniture
    18. 18. Mining
    19. 19. Renewable Energy Funding Opportunities
    20. 20. USDA Rural Development is helping to lead the way in the agriculture sector finding energy solutions in our fields and helping rural residents and communities access renewable energy systems and use energy more efficiently.
    21. 21. Rural Energy for America ProgramCreated in the 2002 Farm Bill as the Section 9006 programRevised in the 2008 Farm Bill as Section 9007, Rural Energy for America Program
    22. 22. REAP – 3 programs in 1Energy Audits & Renewable Energy AssistanceFeasibility Study grantsEquipment & construction of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects
    23. 23. REAP – Part 1 EA/REDARenewable Energy Development Assistance/Energy Audit – includes site evaluation and report development for rural small businesses and agricultural producers to become more energy efficient and to use renewable energy technologies and resources.
    24. 24. REAP - Part 1 - EA/REDAEligible applicants • Governmental (State, Tribal and Local) and their instrumentalities • Institutions of Higher Education • Electric cooperatives • Public power entities
    25. 25. REAP – Parts 2 & 3Renewable Energy Energy EfficiencySystems Improvements Wind Buildings Solar Industrial Geothermal (Equipment) Biomass Hydro Power **Replacement** Hydrogen
    26. 26. Feasibility Study GrantsUp to 25% of eligible project costsMaximum: Lesser of $50,000 or 25% of costMinimum: No set minimumDetermine Feasibility of Renewable Energy Systems
    27. 27. REAP – parts 2 & 3 Eligibile ApplicantsAgricultural Producers Rural Small Businesses Directly engaged in ag Must meet SBA small production business size standards 50%+ of gross income Use NAICS code for comes from ag production industry type: http://www.sba.gov/size/ind Electric Cooperatives ex.html (considered a small business as long as annual electric output is < 4 million MW hours)
    28. 28. Renewable EnergyEnergy derived from a wind, solar, renewable biomass, small hydroelectric, ocean energy, or geothermal source; or hydrogen derived from one of these sourcesRenewable energy system A system that produces or produces and delivers usable energy from a renewable energy source.
    29. 29. Energy Efficiency ImprovementImprovements to a facility, building, or process that reduces energy consumption, or reduces energy consumed per square foot.
    30. 30. Eligible CostsThis program is for bricks and mortar projects, so the majority of funds should go towards: Post application purchase & installation of equipment Post application construction or project improvements
    31. 31. Renewable Energy ExamplesSolar installation to provide power to a rural small business or farm operationWood burning furnace to supply heat to the farm/construction shopAnaerobic digester for a dairy operation to provide methane for on-site energy requirements and to sell to the local utility
    32. 32. Energy Efficiency Improvement ExamplesReplace a grocery store’s coolers and freezers with high efficiency models.Purchase a high efficiency grain dryer to replace an older dryer. Applicant could be an agricultural producer or small grain elevator.Replace old inefficient furnace in retail shop with high efficiency HVAC system.
    33. 33. Common Inquiries which are INELIGIBLEResidential improvements Most common request – Solar to power home and farmProjects for Schools, Communities or not-for-profitsLandfill projects (methane gas extraction)Research and Development projects
    34. 34. Types of Financial AssistanceGrant Only Up to 25% of total eligible costsGuaranteed Loan Only Up to 75% of total eligible costsCombination Grant & Guaranteed Loan (Combo) Up to 75% of total eligible costs (grant cannot exceed 25%)
    35. 35. Funding LimitsRenewable Energy Energy Efficiency Minimum grant - Minimum grant - $2,500 $1,500 Maximum grant - Maximum grant - $500,000 $250,000 Minimum loan - $5,000 Minimum loan - $5,000 Maximum loan – Maximum loan – $25 million $25 million
    36. 36. REAP Projects
    37. 37. Business Programs• B&I Guaranteed Loan Program• Intermediary Relending Program• Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program• Rural Business Opportunity Grant Program• Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program• Rural Microenterprise Assistance Program• Energy Programs
    38. 38. EXAMPLES OF SPECIALTY PROGRAMS PROJECTSPass-Through LoansRevolving Loan Fund ProgramsBusiness Incubator CentersInternet Explorer.lnkTechnical Assistance and Other TrainingPublic Facility, Utilities, and InfrastructureCommunity Development
    39. 39. Franklin General Hospital, Hampton, Iowa
    40. 40. Sportsmans Resort—Tourism
    41. 41. Timeless Bridal—Retail
    42. 42. North Manufacturing—Mfg
    43. 43. Local Food Enterprise Center White House Champions of Change
    44. 44. LSU Training Mobile
    45. 45. Rural Business Enterprise Grant
    46. 46. Resources
    47. 47. Alliances and Partnerships• Community Banks and Commercial Lenders• Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI)• Other Federal Agencies—SBA, EDA, Commerce, etc.• Universities and Community Colleges• Local/Regional Councils of Government and Regional Planning Commissions• Community Action Agencies• County and local community and economic development organizations
    48. 48. Business ProgramsLillian Salerno, Acting AdministratorPandor H. Hadjy, Deputy AdministratorVacant, Assistant Deputy AdministratorJohn H. Broussard, B&I Division DirectorWilliam Smith, Energy DirectorMark Brodziski, Specialty Programs Director
    49. 49. Any Questions?
    50. 50. Web Links• USDA Rural Development www.rurdev.usda.gov• Rural Business-Cooperative Service www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs• Rural Area Eligibility – www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs
    51. 51. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibitsdiscrimination in all its programs and activities on thebasis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, andwhere applicable, sex, marital status, familial status,parental status, religion, sexual orientation, geneticinformation, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all orpart of an individual’s income is derived from any publicassistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply toall programs.) Persons with disabilities who requirealternative means for communication of programinformation (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) shouldcontact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voiceand TDD).To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA,Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 IndependenceAvenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call(800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA isan equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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