All posts tagged "USDA"
USDA’s $300M Investment to Improve Energy Efficiency includes $434K for Puerto Rico Businesses
SAN JUAN – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that the USDA is investing more than $300 million to help hundreds of small businesses to save money on their energy costs by adopting renewable sources or...
- Posted October 31, 2016
USDA Announces Grants to Create Jobs and Grow Economic Opportunity
SAN JUAN – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA is awarding $7.6 million in grants to support projects that will grow rural opportunity through job training and economic development. The grants will support communities...
- Posted October 27, 2016
USDA to reopen offices closed after email threats
WASHINGTON – The Agriculture Department will reopen some offices Wednesday that were closed after an unspecified email threat. USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said offices in Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina and Kearneysville, West Virginia, will open Wednesday with...
- Posted August 30, 2016
USDA Announces $3.1M in Funding for Training in Agricultural Sciences
SAN JUAN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced Monday the availability of $3.1 million to “train the next generation of agricultural leaders.” This funding is available through the...
- Posted August 15, 2016
USDA Seek Applications for Funding Development of Biofuels, Biobased Products
SAN JUAN – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday that the USDA is accepting applications for funding to support the development of advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased products. José Otero-García, USDA Rural Development state director...
- Posted July 26, 2016
Rural Businesses in Puerto Rico to Receive $245,500 from USDA
To Help Boost Renewable Energy Use, Save on Energy Cost
- Posted July 18, 2016
Lulac Recognizes Service to Latino Community
For furthering its mission to advance their economic condition, educational attainment, health and civil rights
- Posted July 18, 2016
USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Socially Disadvantaged Rural Businesses
SAN JUAN – USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Administrator Sam Rikkers has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for grants to provide assistance to socially disadvantaged business groups in rural areas. José Otero-García, USDA Rural...
- Posted June 10, 2016
USDA Celebrates National Homeownership Month
SAN JUAN – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack kicked off National Homeownership Month Monday by highlighting the USDA’s role in helping people buy homes in rural areas. “Owning a home helps promote stable communities and is one...
- Posted June 6, 2016
Puerto Rico Eastern Region Designated New Promise Zone
Other steps to lift Puerto Rican economy
- Posted June 3, 2016