Please join us Wednesday, January 11th, for an informal and informational conference call about the REAP & Native American Set-asides within the USDA Rural Development Rural Business Development Grant Program.  See below for identification of REAP Zone counties. All Native Nations are eligible. All RBDG applications are due to the North Dakota USDA Rural Development by Friday, March 31, 2017. The 2017 PowerPoint for this conference call will be available on the REAP website prior to the meeting on the REAP Funding Page.  The grant information sheet can be viewed here.

Call In:
Conference Call 2017 USDA RD Rural Business Development Grants/REAP & Native American Set-Asides
Wednesday, January 11th1 PM Mountain Time/ 2 PM Central Time
Toll-Free Number:  1-888-844-9904  code: 6791251#

Denise Sundeen, Phone: (701) 662-8634 ext. 141 |
Dennis Rodin, (701)-530-2037
Business and Cooperative Program | North Dakota Rural Development, USDA

REAP Zone Benchmark:
Each REAP Set-Aside application requires a REAP Zone Benchmark.  Benchmark information forms and contact information for the Zone Administrator are found at the same link above or on the CONTACT page.
The Southwest REAP Zone meets on Feb. 1 and the CONAC REAP zone meets on February 8thand March 8th.
Please try to have your benchmark to the administrator one week prior to the meeting. Make contact with the Zone administrators for benchmark assistance.

Important Links:
USDA North Dakota Rural Development RDBG Program Information and Application Items:

2016 Recipients:
Last year’s 11 recipients can be found at

REAP Zone Counties
Center of North America Coalition – CONAC REAP Zone:
McHenry, Bottineau, Rolette, Towner, Pierce, and Benson including the area of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Spirit Lake Reservation located in this area.

Southwest REAP Zone:
Dunn, Stark, Hettinger, Adams, Billings, Bowman, Slope, Golden Valley, and the Fort Berthold Reservation

Hosted By:
Rural Economic Area Partnership Investment Fund, Inc.
Shirley Brentrup, Executive Director
Dickinson, ND 58601, 701.483.1447