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3 Rivers Communications

3 Rivers Communications offers digital televison, Internet services, and telephone services including local and long distance. Further, 3 Rivers Communications supports Montana communities through grants, sponsorships and donations.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:funding & financing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:grants, technical assistance, funding
Telephone:800-796-4567
Link:webpage

American Planning Association: Community Planning Assistance Programs

The American Planning Assoication (APA), through its professional institute AICP, organizes volunteer planning teams tailored specifically to a community's needs. Members offer their time and expertise to people and places where additional resources are needed. This program is supported by volunteer professionals, community contributions, and grant funding.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:organization
Subtopic:Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:planning, technical assistance
Telephone:312-786-6359
Link:webpage

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. Department of Agriculture: Rural Housing Resources

This online guide authored by the USDA provides rural housing information on funding programs, technical assistance, housing data and informational resources from housing organizations.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, funding resource
Subtopic:rural community issues & solutions, housing & real estate, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:affordable housing, housing, funding, technical assistance
Telephone:
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Argriculture: Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program

This Rural Business Enterprise Grant is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas which will employ 50 or fewer new employees and has less than $1 million in gross revenue. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:economic development, rural community issues & solutions, business assistance, employment & workforce, entrepreneurship & small business, workforce training, redevelopment & revitalization, funding & financing, Business & Economy, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:funding, rural community, economic development, small business financing, small business support, workforce training, employment, training opportunities
Telephone:
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (Head Start)

The Office of Head Start (OHS) administers grant funding and oversight to the agencies that provide Head Start services. OHS also provides federal policy direction and a training and technical assistance (T/TA) system to assist grantees in providing comprehensive services to eligible young children and their families.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, funding resource
Subtopic:children & families, low-income, social services & programs, education & schools, Special Populations, Local Government & Services,
Tags:education, educational support, funding
Telephone:
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Transportation: Formula Grants for Rural Areas

The Formula Grants for Rural Areas program provides capital, planning, and operating assistance to states to support public transportation in rural areas with populations of less than 50,000, where many residents often rely on public transit to reach their destinations. The program also provides funding for state and national training and technical assistance through the Rural Transportation Assistance Program. Eligible activities include planning, capital, operating, job access and reverse commute projects, and the acquisition of public transportation services.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource, information source, resource guide, planning guide
Subtopic:transportation, rural community issues & solutions, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:funding, transportation, transportation planning
Telephone:202-366-2053
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

Energy Bureau, Montana Department of Environmental Quality

The Energy Bureau’s vision is a future where Montana’s energy needs are met through sustainable means that are protective of the state’s natural and human resources. The Energy Bureau works toward this vision through specific activities that support our mission to increase Montanans’ access to energy efficiency and renewable energy, improve the state’s energy security, provide analysis of energy trends and issues, and demonstrate the benefits of compliance with environmental regulations through innovation, education, and technical and financial assistance.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, Economic Development
Subtopic:energy, economic development,
Tags:clean energy, energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, technical assistance, financing
Telephone:(406) 444-6592
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