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Texas Rural Business Fund

Program Overview: The Texas Rural Business Fund (TxRBF)  is a pilot program that provides funding to rural communities and counties to incentivize job creation and industry development in rural Texas. Applicants must demonstrate how the business recruitment or expansion significantly impacts the community and region.

  • Projects must support an established business in the agricultural & food manufacturing business, bio-technology & life sciences, energy, information technology, manufacturing, supply chain and logistics industries that will create skilled jobs and have the potential to spur further economic development.
  • Eligible applicants are rural cities located in counties with less than 200,000 population.  

Eligible Use of Funds
: TxRBF funds must be used for public infrastructure improvements. Infrastructure includes road, rail, water, sewer, electric, and telecommunications. TxRBF funds may also be used for engineering costs related to the public infrastructure improvements. TxRBF funds may not be used for administrative costs.  

For additional information, please reach out to EconomicDevelopment@TexasAgriculture.Gov.