Business & Cooperative Programs

Tri-State FertilizerBusiness Programs works 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: Business Programs.

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: Cooperative Programs.

North Dakota Highlights

2013 Investments
Business & Industry Guaranteed Loans $22.8 million
Rural Economic Development Loans/Grants $4.6 million
Renewable Energy Systems Grants $237,000
Rural Business Enterprise Grants $208,500
Rural Business Opportunity Grants $306,000
Rural Cooperative Development Grants $400,000

Applicant Resources

Business & Industry Guaranteed Loan Program Information

Links to Regulations

Energy Program Information

Application Templates


Through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), financing is now available for the installation of Flexible Fuel Pumps.

For more information on Rural Development's Energy Programs, including application procedures, click here.

Business & Cooperative Program Contact Information
220 E. Rosser Ave., Federal Bldg. Room 211
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: (701) 530-2037 | Fax: (701) 530-2111
info@nd.usda.gov