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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.
Idaho Broadband Grant Program
The Idaho Broadband Grant program was created to provide funding to public organizations to purchase broadband infrastructure, equipment and services from private internet service providers.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
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.
Idaho Gem Grant
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.
Rural Economic Development Professionals Program
State funds are appropriated to help rural areas employ full-time economic development professionals to manage locally directed economic development programs alongside a board of directors.
Wild Rivers Grant Program
Wild Rivers grant funds may be used for one of the following purposes:
To promote whitewater river tourism within Idaho. To promote, encourage or ensure safe use of Idaho’s whitewater rivers. To improve user facilities or access to whitewater rivers. To help clean up litter or promote good conservation practices by river users.
State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)
The goals of the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is 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.
Rural Community Investment Fund (RCIF)
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.
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.
Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM)
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 serves as a “deal-closing fund” to strengthen Idaho’s competitive ability to support the 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. Visit our FAQ page for more information on where to look for grants.