Economic Development - Grants

Grants are available for economic development projects. Grants can help fund development projects and programs from the planning stage through implementation and operation. Almost any project, program, or initiative can be funded in part by funding from grant sources outside of the city. SICOG has experience with construction, equipment, staffing, planning, and operations grants. SICOG offers free grant writing services to member communities. Visit the Grant Opportunities page for a full listing of grans available. 

The following are Economic Development specific grants that are available.


Grant  Funding Uses Eligible Applicants Estimated Deadlines
USDA Renewable Energy for America Program  Funding for renewable energy projects and energy efficiency projects, feasibility studies  Businesses, farmers, and farm-related operations  Ongoing, pending approval of new farm bill 
USDA Rural Business Opportunity Program Rural business incubators, technology-based economic development, feasibility studies and business plans, long-term business strategic planning, leadership and entrepreneur training Local governments, nonprofit groups, and rural cooperatives Varies
Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) and River Enhancement CAT (RECAT) Tourism, recreation, and entertainment capital projects Local governments, non-profits Quarterly
Rise –Local Development Program Road construction and development in support of economic development projects Local governments Winter/spring
Statewide Transportation Enhancement Enhance transportation through trails, historic, archeological, scenic, or environmental projects

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