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USDA/RBS RIN: 0570-AB06 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grant Program 

The Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grant Program is a newly authorized program enacted as part of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-334) (2018 Farm Bill) to help struggling communities by funding job accelerators in (meaning more focused job training, such as tractor repair or solar array maintenance) low-income rural communities. This proposed rule would establish regulations to implement the provisions of section 6424 of the 2018 Farm Bill and would describe the program purpose, the eligible uses of program funds, and entities eligible for assistance under the RISE Grant Program that align with the Farm Bill language. The proposed new regulation would also include competitive grant scoring criteria and cost sharing requirements of the Program.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 115-334   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule With Comments  12/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
David Chesnut
Department of Agriculture
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 692-5233