ASRC Federal Delivers Web-based Application in Support of USDA Rural Development

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In support of the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program, ASRC Federal delivered a new, Salesforce platform-based application which allows rural businesses to quickly and easily apply for federal grants set asides as part of the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIPP).

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"Our team has been supporting complex USDA missions for over a decade and we are proud to bring forward technology solutions that allow improved delivery of services to farmers and rural communities."

The ASRC Federal team supporting the United States Department of Agriculture in St. Louis, Missouri, has delivered a new, Salesforce platform-based application in support of USDA’s Rural Development Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP).

HBIIP aims to increase the sales and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel by expanding the infrastructure for renewable fuels derived from U.S. agricultural products. The program will help rural communities build robust and sustainable economies.

The application, launched in late May, allows rural businesses to quickly and easily apply for federal grants set asides as part of the HBIIP. The application also serves as means for USDA leadership to track grant data and other program requirements and streamlines previous, paper-based management of HBIPP grants supporting the agency’s digital modernization efforts.

ASRC Federal’s team of software and application developers performed full life cycle development and deployment, from gathering business requirements to final production in just under three months.

“Our team has been supporting complex USDA missions for over a decade and we are proud to bring forward technology solutions that allow improved delivery of services to farmers and rural communities,” said Jennifer Felix, ASRC Federal president and CEO. “Through collaborative efforts with Rural Development stakeholders and our Salesforce implementation experts - we delivered a technology solution that will help farmers and rural communities while strengthening our country’s energy independence.”

USDA’s Rural Development programs offer loans, grants and loan guarantees to help create jobs and support economic development and essential services such as housing, health care, first responder services and equipment, water, electric and communications infrastructure.

About ASRC Federal
ASRC Federal comprises a family of companies that deliver software and application development, advanced analytics, digital operations and IT modernization, engineering solutions, professional services, and facilities and base operations to U.S. civil, defense and intelligence agencies. Our employees are committed to achieving successful mission outcomes and providing enduring value. ASRC Federal is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. For more information, please visit: http://www.asrcfederal.com

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