Even though this is being sponsored by NJ, the discussion is about grants to NFP organizations from the federal governments. What NFP doesn’t need financial help these days from COVID? The seminar is on Oct 22, so you don’t have much time to register!

Non-Profit Assistance from USDA Rural DevelopmentRegister now to Learn about Grant, Loan andTechnical Assistance ProgramsThursday, October 22, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
COVID-19 magnified ongoing challenges to non-profit sustainability including maintaining income, finding funding, and reducing costs while enhancing community services.    Join an informative webinar, sponsored by the Hunterdon Chamber of Commerce and Sussex County Chamber of Commerce, on USDA Rural Development grant, loan and technical assistance programs for non-profits.  Michael Thulen, Jr. New Jersey State Director, USDA Rural Development adds, “Non-profits are the foundation to many communities they serve and the demand for help seems to increase constantly these days.  The USDA can be a resource to provide working capital for carrying expenses while income has dropped during the pandemic and provide assistance with real estate, equipment purchases, or renovations to existing space to make them safe.  

 We hope you can participate in the webinar sponsored by the Hunterdon and Sussex Chambers of Commerce on October 22nd at 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.”Find out how USDA Rural Development Community and Business Programs can help your organization fund its critical projects to recover from the pandemic and grow the organizational mission.   Here’s a sample of projects

USDA can fund:·     
 Technologies and equipment needed to improve operations or services·      
 Vehicles for transportation or deliveries ·   
    Building improvements to make safe places·      
   Heating and Air Conditioning upgrades·      
   UV disinfecting or lighting·      
   Touchless entrances, lighting, and voice activated equipment·       
  Working capital·       
  Acquisition and renovation of real estate

Michael Thulen, Jr. New Jersey State Director, USDA Rural Development, and Directors, Christine Schmelzle and Maryann Tancredi, will highlight new and current programs to help your non-profit:·     
    Business and Industry Cares Act·        
 One RD Guarantee Program effective 10/1/20·       
  Community Facilities Programs·     
    Rural Business Development Grant Program

Through these programs, USDA Rural Development has funded charter schools, health care facilities, group homes, fire trucks and police vehicles, community centers, and many more essential building and equipment projects.  To register, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5896776926929735696

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