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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

Federal Resources for Sustainable Rural Communities

Provides information on funding and technical assistance opportunities available from HUD, DOT, EPA, and USDA, as well as examples of how rural communities across the country have put these programs into action.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:technical assistance, resource guide, funding resource
Subtopic:housing & real estate, transportation, conservation & environment, agriculture & food systems, rural community issues & solutions, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:rural community, funding, technical assistance, housing, transportation, environmental quality, agriculture, farming
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
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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
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Link:webpage

INL's Technical Assistance Program

This is a technical support program for small business and state and local governments where INL scientists and engineers provide, without fees, assistance which is not normally available to a community or small business.  It helps in areas where organizations may find their problems too complex or technical to solve on their own.

This program is authorized by federal law, and DOE has allocated limited funding for this support activity and provides policy guidance directing the screening and selection of projects.

• Requested services cannot substantially compete with services available from the private sector.
• The requested assistance must fall within INL areas of expertise.
• The requested assistance must not interfere with ongoing INL programs.
• No more than 40 hours of assistance are allowed per request.

To submit your request for consideration, complete the Request for Technical Assistance form.

To submit your project report, complete the Project Report Technical Assistance Program form.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:technical assistance
Subtopic:data & analysis, disaster preparedness & emergency response, social services & programs, business assistance, marketing & assistance, entrepreneurship & small business,
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Link:webpage

Montana Community Preservation and Certified Local Government Program (CLG Program)

The CLG program, is based upon an appreciation of the community's historic patterns, architectural styles, influential architects and builders, significant people and events, and historic and prehistoric archeology.The CLG program certifies local governments with historic preservation programs, provide technical preservation assistance, and annually dedicate 10% of its federal funding to cities, towns, and counties that commit themselves to preserving their heritage under the program. Each receives $1,000 to $5,000, depending on their level of activity and the federal allocation, to spend in ways that best assist their community's local preservation needs.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, funding resource, technical assistance
Subtopic:heritage & historic preservation, funding & financing, local government, Local Government & Services, Issues & Opportunities, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:historic preservation, funding, grants, local government, technical assistance
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Montana Department of Agriculture: Rural Assistance

The Montana Department of Agriculture offers a variety of grant, loan and outreach programs to assist rural comunities and ag-related businesses.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, funding resource, training, technical assistance
Subtopic:business assistance, rural community issues & solutions, agriculture & food systems, funding & financing, Business & Economy, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:grants, funding, rural community, agriculture, sustainable agriculture, small business support, farming
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) Rural Transit Assistance Program

The MDT Rural Transit Assistance Program utilizes funds are used to support non-urbanized transit activities in four categories: training, technical assistance, research and related support services. Eligible recipients of these funds include all Montana rural transit providers receiving federal transit grants. Funds are also available to Montana's public transit operators in small urbanized areas such as Billings, Missoula and Great Falls, as long as the activities are primarily designed and delivered to benefit non-urbanized transit providers. This program is 100 percent federally funded.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:funding resource, information source, training, technical assistance
Subtopic:access & mobility, rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, transportation, funding & financing, Issues & Opportunities, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building, Special Populations,
Tags:transit, rural community, training opportunities, funding, grants, transportation, technical assistance
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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 Healthy Communities

Montana Healthy Communities hosts an annual Montana Healthy Communities conference, provides a webinar series based upon Montana Healthy Communities issues, and provides mini grant opportunities.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:funding resource, information source, training, technical assistance
Subtopic:community & public health, health services, funding & financing, health & health care, social services & programs, education & schools, Local Government & Services, Issues & Opportunities, Recreation & Health,
Tags:funding, grants, health, health care, public health, jobs, economic development, family, housing, affordable housing, child care, social services, education
Telephone:406-994-6003
Link:webpage