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Business Ready Community Grant & Loan Program

The Wyoming Business Council provides the Business Ready Community Grant & Loan Program, a program that provides financing for publicly owned infrastructure that serves the needs of businesses and promotes economic development within Wyoming communities. Cities, towns, counties and joint powers boards are the primary applicants for this program. State and local community development organizations can assist and provide project management development under contract to the primary applicant.


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Geography:Wyoming
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:funding & financing, business assistance, economic development, employment & workforce, rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:funding, economic development, jobs, small business support, sustainable development, infrastructure, local government
Telephone:307-577-6012
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Community Facilities Programs

Community Facilities Programs offer direct loans, loan guarantees and grants to develop or improve essential public services and facilities in communities across rural America. These amenities help increase the competitiveness of rural communities in attracting and retaining businesses that provide employment and services for their residents.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:funding & financing, economy, economic development, business assistance, rural community issues & solutions, employment & workforce, infrastructure & communications, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:funding, finance, economic development, banking, financing, small business support, sutainable development, infrastructure
Telephone:
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Downtown Revitalization

The USDA: Downtown Revitalization guide links to full-text handbooks, planning tools, case studies, funding resources, organizations, revitalization strategies, and more to assist a community considering a downtown revitalization project.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource, information source, resource guide, planning guide
Subtopic:economic development, funding & financing, rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, redevelopment & revitalization, planning, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:redevelopment, economic development, infrastructure, planning, community revitalization
Telephone:
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Rural Development

USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. USDA Rural Development offers 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, and water, electric and communications infrastructure.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:economic development, rural community issues & solutions, housing & real estate, infrastructure & communications, redevelopment & revitalization, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:funding, rural community, economic development, housing, health care, infrastructure, development, communications technology
Telephone:866-763-6481
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Transportation: Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation; recreational trail projects; safe routes to school projects; and projects for planning, designing, or constructing boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former divided highways


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, funding resource
Subtopic:rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, planning, active transportation & recreation, trails, transportation, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:transportation, rural tourism, funding, bicycle infrastructure, bicycle master plan, bicycle transportation, walking, walkable community, transportation plan, transit, pedestrian, trail, planning, transportation planning, infrastructure
Telephone:202-366-4000
Link:webpage

Idaho Transportation Department: Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

The purpose of the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), formerly known as Community Choices for Idaho, is to provide for a variety of alternative transportation projects to address the needs of non-motorized users and to advance the Idaho Transportation Department's (ITD) strategic goals of Mobility, Safety and Economic Opportunity while maximizing the use of federal funds. The program will provide an annual mechanism to solicit locally identified projects and leverage potential federal funding opportunities for sponsored projects.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, funding resource, technical assistance
Subtopic:transportation, active transportation & recreation, planning, community & public health, infrastructure & communications, rural community issues & solutions, urban issues & solutions, access & mobility, Special Populations, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:transportation, transportation planning, walkable community, bikeable community, bicycle infrastructure, bicycle master plan, bicycle-friendly community, walking, funding
Telephone:
Link:webpage

The National Association of Counties

This site includes multiple resources including help finding grants, podcasts, webinars, reports and publications, educational resources, and county data.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source, resource guide, organization, educational resource
Subtopic:local government, arts & culture, community & capacity development, economic development, funding & financing, health & health care, planning, Local Government & Services, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Business & Economy, Recreation & Health, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:local government, housing, education, infrastructure, agriculture, art, arts and culture, transportation, community development, economic development, data & analysis, financing, health care, planning
Telephone:202-393-6226
Link:webpage

Northwest Farm Credit Services

Northwest Farm Credit Service's Rural Community Grant Program provides money for projects such as building or improving facilities; purchasing necessary equipment to facilitate a program; and funding capital improvements that improve a community's infrastructure, viability and/or prosperity.


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Geography:Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:funding & financing, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, development & smart growth, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:grants, funding, infrastructure, rural community, financing
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Safe Routes to School in Small Rural Communities: Challenges and Strategies to Accessing Funding

This is a brief brief produced by the National Center for Safe Routes to School and written by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership provides an overview of challenges and strategies to implementing Safe Routes to School in small rural communities. It describes state outreach, technical assistance, and partnership approaches that support rural communities and highlights two communities that have successfully used federal funds to improve safety and accessibility for walking and bicycling.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:education & schools, transportation, rural community issues & solutions, Local Government & Services, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:transportation, transportation planning, infrastructure, school, funding, rural community, technical assistance, active transportation, bicycle transportation
Telephone:703-476-5371
Link:webpage

Smart Growth: Essential Smart Growth Fixes for Rural Planning, Zoning, and Development Codes

Provides policy options that can help rural communities strengthen their economies while preserving rural character. Topics include fiscal impact analysis, commercial development, wastewater infrastructure, rural roads, and efficient development patterns.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:land use & zoning, planning, development & smart growth, housing & real estate, community & capacity development, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building,
Tags:rural community, smart growth, economic development, development, planning, transportation, infrastructure, community design, community development, finance
Telephone:406-457-5000
Link:webpage