U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Jul 14, 2024

§ 4290.10 - Description of the Rural Business Investment Company Program.

The Rural Business Investment Company (“RBIC”) Program is a Developmental Capital program for the purpose of promoting economic development and the creation of wealth and job opportunities in Rural Areas and among individuals living in such Areas. To this end, the Agency will select and license RBIC Applicants that will agree to address the unmet Equity Capital needs of Smaller Enterprises primarily located in Rural Areas.

§ 4290.15 - Leveraged and Non-leveraged Rural Business Investment Companies.

The regulations in this part apply to rural business investment companies (RBICs) that seek leverage and to RBICs that do not seek leverage. The provisions of subparts A through N of this part apply to Leveraged RBICs and, except as indicated or as otherwise modified by subpart O of this part, to Non-leveraged RBICs. The provisions in subpart O of this part apply to Non-leveraged RBICs and, in addition, modify certain provisions in subparts A through N of this part as they apply to Non-leveraged RBICs.

[76 FR 80221, Dec. 23, 2011]

§ 4290.20 - Legal basis and applicability of this part 4290.

The regulations in this part implement Subtitle H of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 2009cc et seq.) (“Act”). All RBICs must comply with all applicable regulations, accounting guidelines and valuation guidelines for RBICs.

§ 4290.30 - Amendments to Act and regulations.

A RBIC is subject to all existing and future provisions of the Act and part 4290 of title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

§ 4290.40 - How to read this part 4290.

(a) Center Headings. Center headings are descriptive and are used for convenience only. They have no regulatory effect.

(b) Capitalizing defined terms. Terms defined in § 4290.50 have initial capitalization in this part 4290.

(c) “You.” The pronoun “you” as used in this part 4290 means a RBIC unless otherwise noted.

(d) Forms. All references in this part to forms, and instructions for their preparation, are to the current issue of such forms.

§ 4290.45 - Responsibility for implementing this part 4290.

The Agency has delegated to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), pursuant to an agreement under the Economy Act (31 U.S.C. 1535), the authority to implement the RBIC program, including implementing and enforcing the regulations in this part 4290. Therefore, unless specifically stated otherwise, SBA will exercise on behalf of the Agency all responsibilities and authorities assigned to the Agency in this part 4290.