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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

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 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 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

Idaho Transportation Department: The Idaho Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb Ramp Program

The Idaho Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb Ramp Program is a state-administered program that provides funding for projects to address curb ramps on the state highway system. The goal of the program is to provide accessible facilities for pedestrians with disabilities while allowing local jurisdiction flexibility in meeting the required standards. The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is allocating $500,000 of state funds annually for this program. Applicants can qualify for up to $60,000 in state funding to construct new or alter existing curb ramps on the state highway system to meet the requirements of the ADA. Funds can only be used for construction purposes. This program provides local communities more control over the design of pedestrian facilities in their communities and makes better economical use of dollars through the use of state funds while addressing accessibility on the state highway system


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, funding resource, technical assistance
Subtopic:access & mobility, transportation, local government, Local Government & Services, Issues & Opportunities, Special Populations,
Tags:transportation planning, funding, community design, information, pedestrian, pedestrian master plan
Telephone:
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

Montana Department of Transportation: Community Transportation EnhancementProgram (CTEP)

The Community Transportation Enhancement Program (CTEP) is a Montana program that funds transportation related projects designed to strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of Montana's intermodal transportation system. Assistance and financial support is availabe for projects concerning pedestrian and bike trails, scenic easements, historic and archaeological sites, historic highway programs, and landscaping and community beautification projects.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:funding resource, technical assistance
Subtopic:access & mobility, transportation, local government, infrastructure & communications, active transportation & recreation, funding & financing, transportation, planning, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Recreation & Health, Local Government & Services, Special Populations,
Tags:transportation, funding, bicycle infrastructure, bicycle transportation, trail, transit, walking, transportation master plan, transportation planning, community design, historic preservation
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Montana Main Street Program

The Montana Main Street Program helps communities strengthen and preserve their historic downtown commercial districts by focusing on economic development, urban revitalization, and historic preservation through long-range planning, organization, design, and promotion.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, training, technical assistance
Subtopic:economic development, entrepreneurship & small business, socio-economic & other data, rural community issues & solutions, urban issues & solutions, redevelopment & revitalization, local government, heritage & historic preservation, planning, development & smart growth, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services, Community Building, Data Collection & Analysis, Business & Economy,
Tags:economic development, revitalization, planning, marketing and promotion, small business, historic preservation, community design
Telephone:406-841-2770
Link:webpage