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Center for Rural Affairs

The Center for Rural Affairs is an advocate for health care, clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and community development in rural areas. Also offers technical assistance, financing programs, and other resources to rural communities.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:organization, technical assistance, resource guide, funding resource
Subtopic:community & capacity development, agriculture & food systems, entrepreneurship & small business, health & health care, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy, Recreation & Health,
Tags:health, health care, clean energy, agriculture, sustainable agriculture, small business, community development, food systems, small business support, small business financing, financing, rural communities, entrepreneurs
Telephone:402-687-2100
Link:webpage

U.S. Economic Development Administration

As the only federal government agency focused exclusively on economic development, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a critical role in facilitating regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation.

Guided by the basic principle that sustainable economic development should be locally-driven, EDA works directly with communities and regions to help them build the capacity for economic development based on local business conditions and needs. EDA’s grant investments in planning, technical assistance, and infrastructure construction are designed to leverage existing regional assets to support the implementation of economic development strategies that make it easier for businesses to start and grow.

EDA’s flexible programs and structure enable nimble operations and allow for innovation and responsiveness to changing economic needs and conditions faced by its local and state government partners. Grants made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets to support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

EDA provides economic development financial assistance to communities so they can encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in a way that works best for them. Through its network of regionally-based staff and portfolio of flexible grant tools, EDA helps communities experiencing economic distress, take control of their future and position themselves for economic prosperity and resiliency.

In addition, EDA leads the integration of economic development resources from all sources, including federal, state, local and philanthropic, to achieve better outcomes for communities across America.


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Geography:United States, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho
Resource Type:funding resource, technical assistance, Economic Development
Subtopic:economic development, employment & workforce, business assistance,
Tags: infrastructure, economic development, planning, funding
Telephone:(406) 599-9795
Link:webpage

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Smart Growth-Small Towns and Rural Communities

The EPA sponsors a smart growth resources page dedicated to small towns and rural community growth strategies.The page provides links to technical Assistance Programs, technical assistance reports, and webinars.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:technical assistance, resource guide
Subtopic:development & smart growth, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:smart growth, growth, development, growth strategy
Telephone:202-566-2878
Link:webpage

FarmEnergy.org

The Environmental Law & Policy Center maintains this website that tracks news and incentives to further clean energy and rural economic development.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:technical assistance, funding resource
Subtopic:energy, economic development, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy,
Tags:clean energy, energy, economic development, incentive
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Heartland Center for Leadership Development

The Heartland Center for Leadership Development is a non-profit organization based in Lincoln, Nebraska that provides information and assistance to rural communities regarding collaboration, leadership development, and strategic planning.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, technical assistance, training
Subtopic:community & capacity development, place making & destination development, Community Building,
Tags:community development, leadership, rural community, strategic planning
Telephone:800-927-1115
Link:webpage

Housing Assistance Council

The Housing Assistance Council assists in the development of both single- and multi-family homes and promotes homeownership for working low-income rural families. HAC offers services to public, nonprofit, and private organizations throughout the rural United States and maintains a special focus on high-need groups and regions, such as: Indian country, the Mississippi Delta, farmworkers, the Southwest border colonias, and Appalachia.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:technical assistance
Subtopic:housing & real estate, low-income, Land Use Planning & Housing, Special Populations,
Tags:affordable housing, housing
Telephone:202-842-8600
Link:webpage

Housing Information Referral Center

Idaho Housing’s Housing Information Referral Center (HIRC) exists to answer your housing questions. HIRC staff offer important information and referrals to housing consumers, providers, and advocates. Idaho Housing also works with statewide coalitions and local communities to better understand the role of affordable and workforce housing in sustainable community and economic development. Our goal is to empower individuals, organizations, and communities as they work toward housing that provides access, stability, and resilience at all levels.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, nonprofit, data source, organization, technical assistance
Subtopic:housing & real estate, planning,
Tags:• housing finance, planning, housing information, homelessness, fair housing, multifamily
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Idaho Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

The Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a statewide, university-based organization which has been helping small businesses succeed. With six office locations throughout the state, each affiliated with one of Idaho's colleges or universities, the Idaho SBDC is uniquely positioned to serve as a focal point for linking together our partners from higher education, the private business community, and federal, state and local government.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, educational resource, technical assistance, training
Subtopic:business assistance, entrepreneurship & small business, marketing & assistance, Business & Economy,
Tags:information, small business, small business support, educational support, training opportunities
Telephone:208-426-1640
Link:webpage

INL's Tech-based Economic Development Grants

Battelle Energy Alliance corporate funds provide grants for projects aimed at spurring technology-based economic development, entrepreneurship and innovation in the region. Priority is given to projects that focus on connecting industry partners, universities, start-ups and economic development organizations that drive job growth. Projects that complement the mission areas of the lab in nuclear energy, clean energy and national and homeland security are strongly encouraged.

INL works through existing groups to establish a strong climate for tech-based economic development. Available funds are leveraged by challenging other groups to match contributions for the start of tech-based projects. Examples of INL’s efforts include:

• Helping start-up companies develop business plans, providing strategic planning training, and offering highly-specialized technical assistance.
• Working with economic and technology development organizations to identify opportunities and resources.
• Providing services to tech-based incubators and science & technology parks.

Grant Request: INL’s Technology Based Economic Development donation process is conducted on an annual basis. Grant requests for fiscal year 2018 closed on October 15, 2017. You can now request a Technology Based Economic Development grant for fiscal year 2019 (Oct 1, 2018 – Sept. 30, 2019). Submission deadline is Oct. 15, 2018. Please note that the fillable PDF application file must be opened in Adobe Acrobat.

See below for examples of prior year grant awards. 


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:technical assistance
Subtopic:business assistance, economic development, entrepreneurship & small business,
Tags:technical assistance; technology development; job creation
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Montana Cooperative Development Center (MCDC)

The Montana Cooperative Development Center is an educational and public resource for co-op development. MCDC offers technical assistance in project planning, group facilitation, market research, feasibility studies, incorporation guidance, fund development, operational strategies, and board and staff training.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, training, technical assistance
Subtopic:community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, urban issues & solutions, planning, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building,
Tags:planning, training opportunities, local government
Telephone:406-727-1517
Link:webpage