Gardner Announces $261,000 USDA Rural Business Development Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding Rural Business Development Grants in Alamosa County, Saguache County, Denver County, and Garfield County totaling $261,000. This Rural Development investment will support economic and small business development for rural prosperity.   

“I’m glad the USDA is awarding these Rural Business Development Grants to assist our rural communities in Colorado,” said Senator Gardner. “We need to further our commitment to economic development across all four corners of our great state, and these investments will attract new businesses and help grow emerging rural businesses.”

More information and descriptions of investments by USDA Rural Development:

First Southwest Community Fund - 1st project

First Southwest Community Fund - 2nd project

San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition

Colorado Community Revitalization Association  

City of Glenwood Springs




Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.