Our Business Programs work in partnership with the private sector and the community-based organizations to provide
financial assistance and business planning. Recipients may include individuals, corporations, partnerships, cooperatives,
public bodies, nonprofit corporations, Indian tribes, and private companies. Visit the following site for a complete overview:
Cooperatives are a cornerstone of business development in rural communities, and can provide residents with new job opportunities,
enhanced educational and health care services, and products which enable them to compete in today's global marketplace.
Cooperative Programs provide assistance for rural residents interested in forming new cooperatives and administers programs
that fund value-added producer grants, rural cooperative development centers, and small socially-disadvantaged producers.
Visit the following site for a complete overview:
In Montana, our programs are administered through our
Area Offices; Our State Business & Cooperative Programs office is available for
program information as necessary:
2229 Boot Hill Court
Bozeman, MT 59715
While applications are accepted year-round, certain programs have funding deadlines for a particular fiscal year. Check our
page for details on program funding deadlines for the current fiscal year, or contact your
nearest Area Office.
Grant Recipient Reminder!
All RD grant applicants must be registered in the System for Awards Management (SAM). Central Contractor Registraion (CCR) is a
requirement for virtually all parties seeking Federal financial assistance, not just government contractors.
In order to register, you will first need a DUNS number. To complete your
registration, go to www.sam.gov, create an account (ID and password), and provide the required information (including
DUNS#, Tax ID#, statistical information about your business, and Electronic Funds Transfer Information for
payments). Be aware that it may take 1-3 days for registration to take effect, so please do not put this off. If you were
previously registered in CCR, that information has been transferred to SAM. Please be sure your information is current and accurate. If you receive an RD award,
you must keep your SAM information current, updating it at least annually, until your award project is complete.
Useful Forms and Links
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