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USDA/RBS RIN: 0570-AB02 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program 

Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) was authorized by section 379E of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (ConAct). This Act established the RMAP to provide loans and grants to support microentrepreneurs in the development and ongoing success of rural microenterprises. The loans establish or augment a rural microentrepreneur revolving loan fund and the grants provide technical assistance and training to microenterprises.

Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) will amend the current regulation by making changes designed to make the program run more efficiently, allow a more user-friendly program, bring the rules in line with other RBS programs and align the regulations to the new 2018 Farm Bill provisions under section 6422.

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 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 4280 subpart D   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1989(a)    7 U.S.C. 2009s   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule With Comment  05/14/2021  86 FR 26348   
Final Rule Effective  05/14/2021 
Final Rule Comment Period End  07/13/2021 
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 
Related RINs: Related to 0570-AA71 
Agency Contact:
Shamika Johnson
Department of Agriculture
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 720-1495