The ASRC Federal team supporting the Agriculture Department in St. Louis, Missouri, announced it has delivered a new Salesforce platform-based application in support of USDA’s Rural Development Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, or 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 ASRC Federal team has been supporting challenging USDA missions for over a decade, 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,” she said.
The application allows rural businesses to quickly and easily apply for federal grant set asides as part of the HBIIP. It’s also a way 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.