Does Your Business Need Money for Training?

TechHelp has partnered with the US Department of Agriculture and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to make funding available to Idaho businesses.

USDA RBEG Grant

The USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program provides grants for rural projects that facilitate development of small and emerging rural businesses. To assist with business development, RBEGs may fund a broad array of activities. Examples of successful projects have included workforce training, new product development, energy reduction projects, and operational excellence work.

How does it work?

Projects funded are for small and emerging private businesses that will employ 50 or fewer new employees and have less than $1 million in projected net profit (Sales – Cost of Goods Sold). Generally grants range $1,000 up to $4,000.

Who is eligible?

  • Indian tribes
  • Rural private corporations
  • At least 51 percent of the outstanding interest in any project must have membership or be owned by U.S. citizens or resident aliens.

Idaho DEQ E3 Grant

The Department of Environmental Quality has funding to help your business reduce waste of any kind!  Successful projects have included workforce training, new product development, energy reduction projects, and operational excellence work.

How does it work?

Idaho DEQ funds are awarded to companies for projects requiring a 25-50% subsidy depending on company and project size, potential impact, and timeline.

Who is eligible?

Any manufacturing business in Idaho can apply for this funding. Businesses that are awarded the funding are required to complete a report for the project(s) and a survey of the impact the project had on the business. At least 51 percent of the outstanding interest in any project must have membership or be owned by U.S. citizens or resident aliens.

To learn more about the above opportunities, contact McKay Womack, Manufacturing Specialist at TechHelp and Boise State at 208.631.6264 or
mckaywomack@techhelp.org .