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Green Technology Assessment for Rural Communities

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57320
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2002-00332
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Yellow Wood Associates, Inc.
228 North Main Street St. Albans, VT 05478
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Green Technology Assessment for Rural Communities
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2002-33610-11870
Award Amount: $79,501.00
 

Abstract:

Rural communities must invest a range of infrastructure to support public services. Decision-making regarding municipal investments is often made by part-time, volunteer community leaders who lack access to up-to-date information regarding alternative technologies and approaches. Federal programs promoting alternative technologies are often focused on urban areas, with limited resources to address rural differences in scale, capacity, and financial resources. The fragmentation of federal (and state) programs makes it difficult for rural communities to get a systemic overview of their infrastructure choices. The objective of this project is to create an assessment system that compares the performance, cost, and capacity of existing and proposal rural community municipal infrastructure with the performance, cost, and capacity of alternative technologies and approaches in a systems framework. YWA will use its experience with rural communities and economic development to engange a round table of technology experts in assessing existing and alternative infrastructure in the Town of Richmond, Vermont. The results of this applied research will enable us to document potential cost savings, cost avoidance, and employment creation implications as a basis for Phase II commercializations.

Principal Investigator:

Shanna Ratner
8025246141
shanna@yellowwood.org

Business Contact:

Shanna Ratner
President
8025246141
shanna@yellowwood.org
Small Business Information at Submission:

Yellow Wood Associates, Inc.
228 North Main Street St. Albans, VT 05478

EIN/Tax ID: 030300779
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No