Community Development Funding Database

Welcome to the Community Development Funding Database. This searchable resource database will help you identify state and federal grant and loan opportunities to help fund community and economic development projects. Filter your search based on project type, applicant, agency, and more using the filters on the left. You do not need to use all filters, only the ones that apply.

This funding tool is meant to serve as a resource guide, and does not guarantee eligibility or qualifications. Please contact individual agencies for current program details and more information regarding eligibility and project qualifications.

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Fish, Wildlife and Parks

MT Wild School Transportation Grant

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FWP provides Montana outlying school districts grant funds to visit Montana WILD – Education Center located in Helena, Montana. Grants are for transportation and/or lodging costs only.  Only the participating school may be reimbursed.  Third party vendors cannot be paid directly.

Maximum Award Amount

$2,500.00 per school. Reimbursement program.

Cost Matching

No Required

Eligible Applicants

Must be an ‘outlying’ school (50 miles one way from Helena)

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Contact

Corie Rice
[email protected]
406-444-9944

US Department of Agriculture

Value Added Producer Grants

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The Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and marketing of new products. The goals of this program are to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities and increase producer income.

Grant and matching funds can be used for planning activities or for working capital expenses related to producing and marketing a value-added agricultural product. Examples of planning activities include conducting feasibility studies and developing business plans for processing and marketing the proposed value-added product. Examples of working capital expenses include:

  • Processing costs.
  • Marketing and advertising expenses.
  • Some inventory and salary expenses.

Maximum Award Amount

Planning Grant- $75,000

Working Capital Grant- $250,000

Cost Matching

50% of total project cost

Eligible Applicants

Independent producers, agricultural producer groups, farmer- or rancher-cooperatives, and majority-controlled producer-based business ventures, as defined in the program regulation, are eligible to apply for this program.

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US Department of Agriculture

Business and Industry Loan Guarantees

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This program offers loan guarantees to rural businesses.

Eligible uses include (but are not limited to):

  • Business conversion, enlargement, repair, modernization or development.
  • The purchase and development of land, easements, rights-of-way, buildings or facilities.
  • The purchase of equipment, leasehold improvements, machinery, supplies or inventory.
  • Debt refinancing when refinancing improves cash flow and creates jobs.
  • Business and industrial acquisitions when the loan will maintain business operations and create or save jobs.

 

Maximum Award Amount

See funding website for loan details.

Cost Matching

N/A

Eligible Applicants

Lenders need the legal authority, financial strength and sufficient experience to operate a successful lending program. This includes:

  • Federal or state-chartered banks.
  • Savings and loans.
  • Farm credit banks.
  • Credit unions.

Eligible areas:

  • Rural areas outside of a city or town with a population of fewer than 50,000 people.
  • The borrower’s headquarters may be based within a larger city as long as the project

is located in an eligible rural area.

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US Department of Agriculture

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants

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The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program helps rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. For example, this program can link teachers and medical service providers in one area to students and patients in another.

In March 2018, Congress explicitly appropriated an additional $20 million for the DLT Program in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Pub. L. 115-141, § 775 (2018) “to help address the opioid epidemic in rural America.”  Approximately half of this funding was awarded in FY 2018 to DLT projects that had opioid treatment as their primary purpose.

Grant funds may be used for:

  • Acquisition of eligible capital assets, such as:
    • Broadband transmission facilities
    • Audio, video and interactive video equipment
    • Terminal and data terminal equipment
    • Computer hardware, network components and software
    • Inside wiring and similar infrastructure that further DLT services
  • Acquisition of instructional programming that is a capital asset
  • Acquisition of technical assistance and instruction for using eligible equipment

Maximum Award Amount

$500,000

Cost Matching

15%

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants include most entities that provide education or health care through telecommunications, including:

  • Most State and local governmental entities
  • Federally-recognized Tribes
  • Non-profits
  • For-profit businesses
  • Consortia of eligible entities

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US Department of Agriculture

Tribal College Initiative Grants

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This program provides funding to 1994 Land Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) to make capital improvements to their educational facilities and to purchase equipment.

Funds can be used by Tribal Colleges for infrastructure improvements, to purchase equipment and to develop essential community facilities.

Eligible community facilities projects include:

  • Schools
  • Education equipment
  • Libraries
  • Dorms
  • Renovation and improvements
  • Vehicles and major equipment
  • Education and cultural projects

Maximum Award Amount

$250,000

Cost Matching

5%

Eligible Applicants

Tribal Colleges as listed in Section 7402 of the Agricultural Act of 2014.

 

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US Department of Agriculture

Water and Waste Disposal Assistance and Training Grants

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This program helps qualified, private nonprofits provide technical assistance and training to identify and evaluate solutions to water and waste problems; helps applicants prepare applications for water and waste disposal loans/grants; and helps associations improve the operation and maintenance of water and waste facilities in eligible rural areas.

Funds may be used for the following:

  • To identify and evaluate solutions to water problems related to source, storage, treatment, distribution, collection, treatment and disposal.
  • To provide technical assistance and training to improve management, operations and maintenance of water and waste disposal systems.
  • To prepare water and waste disposal loan and grant applications.

Eligible Applicants

  • Nonprofits

Eligible areas include:

  • Rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less. Check eligible addresses
  • Federally recognized tribal lands

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US Department of Agriculture

Water and Waste Disposal Revolving Loan Funds

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This program helps qualified nonprofits create revolving loan funds that can provide financing to extend and improve water and waste disposal systems in rural areas. Funds may be used to create a revolving loan fund for eligible utility districts operated by State and local governmental entities or nonprofits.

RLF funds may be used for Pre-development costs for water and wastewater treatment project or short-term small capital improvement projects that are not part of the regular operations and maintenance.

Maximum Award Amount

$100,000

Cost Matching

Partnerships with other federal, state and local entities are encouraged; however, in some circumstances a grant may be offered for 100 percent of the revolving loan fund start-up capital if funds are available

Eligible Applicants

  • Non-profits

Eligible areas include:

  • Rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less. Check eligible addresses
  • Federally recognized tribal lands
  • Colonias

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US Department of Agriculture

Water and Waste Disposal Predevelopment Planning Grants

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This program assists low-income communities with initial planning and development of applications for USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal direct loan/grant and loan guarantee programs. Grants may be used to pay part of the costs of developing a complete application for USDA Rural Development Water & Waste Disposal direct loan/grant and loan guarantee programs.

 

Maximum Award Amount

$30,000 or 75% of the predevelopment planning costs

Cost Matching

25%

Eligible Applicants

This program assists qualified applicants who are not otherwise able to obtain commercial credit on reasonable terms. Eligible applicants include:

  • Most state and local governmental entities
  • Private nonprofits
  • Federally-recognized tribes

Eligible areas include:

  • Rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less. Check eligible addresses
  • Federally recognized tribal lands
  • Colonias

The area must also have a median household income below the poverty line or less than 80 percent of the statewide non-metropolitan median household income.

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US Department of Agriculture

Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantee

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This program helps private lenders provide affordable financing to qualified borrowers to improve access to clean, reliable water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses in rural areas.

Funds may be used to finance the acquisition, construction or improvement of:

  • Drinking water sourcing, treatment, storage and distribution
  • Sewer collection, transmission, treatment and disposal
  • Solid waste collection, disposal and closure
  • Storm water collection, transmission and disposal

In some cases, funding may also be available for related activities such as:

  • Legal and engineering fees
  • Land acquisition, water and land rights, permits and equipment
  • Start-up operations and maintenance
  • Interest incurred during construction
  • Purchase of facilities to improve service or prevent loss of service
  • Other costs determined to be necessary for completion of the project
  • See 7 CFR Part 1780.7 and 1780.9for a complete list

 

Maximum Award Amount

See funding website for loan details.

Cost Matching

Not required

Eligible Applicants

This program assists qualified applicants who are not otherwise able to obtain commercial credit on reasonable terms. Eligible applicants include:

  • Most state and local governmental entities
  • Private nonprofits
  • Federally-recognized tribes

Eligible areas include:

  • Rural areas and towns with populations of 50,000 or less — check eligible addresses
  • Tribal lands in rural areas
  • Colonias

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US Department of Agriculture

Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grants

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This program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas

Funds may be used to finance the acquisition, construction or improvement of:

  • Drinking water sourcing, treatment, storage and distribution
  • Sewer collection, transmission, treatment and disposal
  • Solid waste collection, disposal and closure
  • Storm water collection, transmission and disposal

In some cases, funding may also be available for related activities such as:

  • Legal and engineering fees
  • Land acquisition, water and land rights, permits and equipment
  • Start-up operations and maintenance
  • Interest incurred during construction
  • Purchase of facilities to improve service or prevent loss of service
  • Other costs determined to be necessary for completion of the project
  • See 7 CFR Part 1780.7 and 1780.9for a complete list

 

Maximum Award Amount

  • Long-term, low-interest loans
  • If funds are available, a grant may be combined with a loan if necessary to keep user costs reasonable.

See funding website for loan and grant details

Cost Matching

Not required

Eligible Applicants

This program assists qualified applicants who are not otherwise able to obtain commercial credit on reasonable terms. Eligible applicants include:

  • Most state and local governmental entities
  • Private nonprofits
  • Federally-recognized tribes

Eligible areas include:

  • Rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less — check eligible addresses
  • Tribal lands in rural areas
  • Colonias

More Information

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