When your rural community needs help attracting businesses, call on the Rural Economic Development Division. That’s because we provide expert advice based on a community’s specific needs and can connect you with the funding your area needs to make things happen. The Rural Economic Development Division heads up a growing number of grant programs, and we provide planning services, analysis and identification of resources needed to strengthen rural economic and community development projects.

Our 2021 Results

Our Programs & Services:

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  • Shell Buildings - Federal - CDBG Grants Build a shell building in your community with supporting funds available to local governments from this program | PROGRAM
  • Rural ReadySitesPrepare industrial sites in your Tier 1 or Tier 2 community using funds from this new program. | PROGRAM
  • Downtown Development: Grants – Support small businesses and downtown development agencies with a grant from the Main Street Solutions Fund | PROGRAM