Grant Resources


USDA Rural Development

Rural Energy for America Program
Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

The REAP program is available to small, rural businesses for making energy efficiency improvements to reduce their energy consumption; or for the purchase and installation of renewable energy systems. 

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Applications can be accepted at any time.  There are two application deadlines for grant requests of $20,000 or less (March 31 and October 31); and, for all other grant sizes it is March 31. 

For more information, please contact Grady Borth, USDA rural energy coordinator.  His email is or 701-530-2047.

Rocky Mountain Trade Adjustment Assistance Center

TAA for Firms

USDeptofCommerce_EDA.pngThe TAA for Firms is a federal grant program funded through the Economic Development Administration (EDA), US Department of Commerce. The program is available to manufacturing firms headquartered in the U.S. The RMTAAC staff will work with manufacturers at no cost to determine eligibility for grant funding. Specific requirements to qualify for assistance include a decrease in sales or production and employment, as well as business lost to foreign competition.

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Credentialing Reimbursement

job service logo.pngBusinesses or individuals may request reimbursement for the costs incurred for testing fees that resulted in an industry recognized credential or license. Both initial and recertification tests are eligible for reimbursement of fees.

Reimbursement requests are made by completing SFN61202 Credentialing Reimbursement Request.  Submit the form, confirmation the test was passed and a copy of the testing payment receipt (required) to A W-9 is required when the total testing costs and reimbursement will exceed $600 in a calendar year.

Funds cannot be used for the cost of training. If a test fee is included in the cost of training, these funds cannot be used. Reimbursement is not allowed for a certificate of completion program only.

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