Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tioga County to Receive Grant for Bioenergy Marketing Initiative

News from the USDA:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday announced projects in 17 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico -- including one project in New York -- that will receive loan and grant assistance to create jobs and boost economic development in rural areas.

Tuesday's announcement involves funding provided through three USDA economic development programs: the Intermediary Relending Program, the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program and the Rural Business Opportunity Grant Program.

In New York state, the Tioga County Rural Economic Area Partnership will receive $98,860 through the Rural Business Opportunity Grant Program. The money will be used to support the county's Bioenergy Marketing Initiative.

The total grant money provided by the three USDA programs for these 28 projects is nearly $13 million.

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