Check out these three grant opportunities

Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program – Funding for organizations who loan to small rural businesses. Notice of funding availability here, and more info here. Deadline June 30, 2014.

Farmers Market & Local Food Promotion Program Competitive grants to promote local food and farmers markets. Check out application info here for farmers markets and here for local food promotion. Deadline June 20, 2014.

Rural Energy for America Program Grants and loan guarantees for rural renewable energy projects. Here’s the notice, and talk to your state rural development office for application details. Deadline July 7, 2014.