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Helping communities, businesses and elected officials with funding, legislation and issues related to engineering and planning projects.


Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund- Economic Development Job Creation Projects

September 29th, 2014
The Montana Department of Commerce has funds available through the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund. The program’s legislative purpose is to assist in economic development for Montana that will: create well-paying jobs for Montana residents promote long-term, stable economic growth in Montana encourage local economic development...


South Dakota Agri-Business Access Grants

September 29th, 2014
The South Dakota Department of Transportation provides $1 million in funding through the Agri-Business Access Grants Program to assist local governments in addressing road needs associated with new agri-business such as ethanol plants, large scale elevators, etc. Funds must be used for roads serving as primary access to an agriculture related...


South Dakota Local Infrastructure Improvement Program

September 22nd, 2014
The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development provides grants through the Local Infrastructure Improvement Program to assist in funding the construction or reconstruction of infrastructure for the purpose of serving economic development projects. Eligible Applicants: political subdivision of this state, Tribal government or local...


North Dakota Tourism Expansion Grants

September 22nd, 2014
The North Dakota Department of Commerce administers funding through the Tourism Expansion Grant Program to support new or expanding tourism or recreation facilities or designated development areas. An eligible project would be a cultural feature at a particular place that individual travelers or visitors experience for their specific...


Montana Recreational Trails Program

September 22nd, 2014
The Montana State Parks administers the Recreational Trails Program, a federally funded grant program which provides funds to develop and maintain recreation trails and trail related facilities. Examples of eligible projects include: urban trail development basic front and backcountry trail maintenance restoration of areas damaged by trail...