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Idaho awards hundreds of grants across the state every year. If you’re a new or existing Idaho company, you can apply for grants to cover almost any aspect of your business: expanding your customer base, improving your access to community infrastructure and even applying for other funding.

Explore the Idaho Grant Pin Map to learn about grants that have been awarded throughout Idaho, and use the resources below to learn more about the grants available through Idaho Commerce.

  • STEP Grants

    The goals of the State Trade Expansion Program are to increase the number of small businesses that export, increase the value of exports and increase the number of small businesses exploring significant new trade opportunities.

  • Community Development Block Grants

    CDBG enhances local infrastructure to create a better environment for existing and potential businesses. Eligible entities include counties, cities with populations under 50,000, and service providers such as water and sewer districts and senior centers.

  • Rural Community Block Grants

    These grants finance infrastructure improvements in Idaho’s rural communities with a focus on business development and job creation. Eligible entities include cities with populations under 25,000, and counties and Tribes whose projects benefit rural areas.

  • GEM Grants

    GEM grants help small communities improve infrastructure, remediate blight conditions and create economic development opportunities. Eligible entities include communities with populations of 10,000 or less.

  • Idaho Travel Council Grants

    The Idaho Travel Council awards funds to local nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to promote the state’s travel and tourism assets.

  • Rural Economic Development Professionals Program

    State funds are appropriated to help rural areas employ full-time economic development professionals manage locally directed economic development programs alongside a board of directors.

  • Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission

    IGEM creates partnerships between private sector experts and research professionals to bring commercially viable technologies to market. The program creates new products, companies and high-value jobs, while increasing the research capacity of Idaho universities in strategic areas.

  • Idaho Opportunity Fund

    The IOF services as a “deal closing fund” to strengthen Idaho’s competitive ability to support expansion of existing Idaho businesses and recruit new companies to the state, ultimately creating new jobs and economic growth in Idaho.

Contact us using the form below for additional details on these and other grant programs.