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Grant Assistance

SEMDC offers grant writing research, assistance, and administration services to businesses, government entities, and non-profit organizations in southeastern Montana. Typically, individuals or private business owners are not eligible for grant assistance. There are certain instances we can assist businesses with grants however.

For more information on rural grant opportunties by topic:

Rural Grant Opportunities By Area of Need

Grants Applied For and Received in 2015

Montana Dept of Commerce, CRDC – $36,273, SEMDC

EDA – $61,000, SEMDC

USDA, RD Water/Waste – $464,000, Custer County, RID 1A Subsequent Funding

Eastern Montana Brownfields Coalition- $21,000, MCC, Armory Evaluation

CDBG ED – $650,000, Custer County/Miles City, MCC Armory Purchase

USDA, RD RBDG – $25,000, Custer County, Fire Suppression Study, East Valley Area

CDBG ED – $15,094, Custer County, Fire Suppression/PER, East Valley Area

USDA, RD REAP – $19,912, Assisted Local Grocery Story with purchase of new, energy efficient freezers

DNRC Planning – $10,000, CCMC Flood Control Project

BLM Fire Mitigation – $100,000, Custer County

Coal Board – $500,000, City of Colstrip, Wastewater Improvements

Coal Board – $166,118, City of Miles City, Airport Improvements

Coal Board – $140,000, Town of Hysham, Water Improvements

Coal Board – $73,950, Treasure County, Ambulance Purchase

Coal Board – $50,000, Custer County, MCC Armory Project

CDBG ED – $18,350, Custer County, MCC Armory PER

DNRC RDG – $40,000, Rosebud County, Coal Seam Fire Inventory

WTG – $275,000, Transco Railways, Inc, Work Training Program

Grants Applied For and Received in 2014

CDBG Planning – $15,000, City of Miles City, Dike Study

CDBG Planning – $15,000, Custer County, Dike Study

USDA, RD Water/Waste – $464,000, Custer County, RID 1A Subsequent Funding

BLM Fire Mitigation Program – $100,000, Custer County

CDBG Public Facility Grant – $450,000, Powder River County, Powder River Manor Rehabilitation

PPL Montana – $5,150, SEMDC, Building Improvements

Federal Land Access Program – $7,200,000, Powder River County, Ranch Creek Rd Paving Project

Grants Applied For and Received in 2013

Brownsfield Asessment Grant, EOC, Miles City, MT – $50,000, Custer County

MT Board of Investments Intercap Loan – $400,000, Custer County Detention Center (Interim Financing Bond Anticipation Note)

CDBG ED Planning Grant – $13,000, Downtown Revitalization Study, City of Miles City

Coal Board Grant – $19,900, Town of Broadus, Flood Plain Study and Request for Map Revision

Grants Applied For and Received in 2012

Reclamation and Development Grant, DNRC – $49,000, City of Forsyth

Eastern Montana Brownfields Grant – $9,000, City of Colstrip

Eastern Montana Brownfields Grant – $8,800, Assessment of Meth House

Coal Board Grant – $19,000, Ashland Volunteer Fire Department

Coal Board Grant – $60,000, Custer County Detention Center Planning, Custer County

Coal Board Grant – $68,000, SHAC Renovations and Repair, City of Colstrip

USDA RD RUS Grant – $388,000, RID#1, Custer County

BLM Fire Mitigation Grant – $90,000, Custer County Fire

Big Sky Trust Fund – $26,250, M&L Enterprises, Southgate Subdivision

Big Sky Trust Fund – $127,500, East Valley Water Line Extension, Custer County

CDBG ED – $397,500, East Valley Water Line Extension, Custer County

CDBG ED – $2,670, ArcGIS Software Purchase, City of Miles City

HRH Foundation – $1,500, Powder River County Pool

Grants Applied For And Received in 2011

Big Sky Trust Fund – $26,250, ecoTech Energy (Ashland Energy Project)

CDBG ED – $15,000, ecoTech Energy (Ashland Energy Project) Rosebud County Applicant

Coal Board Grant – $100,000, Boiler Repair Rosebud County Healthcare, Rosebud County Applicant (Partial)

CDBG Public Facilities Grant – $450,000, Custer County RID #1, Sewer Replacement

USDA, RD RUS Grant – $245,000, Custer County RID #1, Sewer Replacement

Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) Grant – $750,000, Custer County RID #1, Sewer Replacement

Coal Board Grant – $15,000, Powder River County, Update Growth Plan and Land Use Plan

Assistance to Firefighters Grant – $95,936, Custer County Fire

Medicaid Waiver Grant – $1,000,000, Holy Rosary Hospital

Coal Board Grant – $18,000, Ashland Fire District, Turnouts

Coal Board Grant – $170,000, Rosebud County, Courthouse Roof Repair

USDA, RBOG – $26,000, IMAPP Position, SEMDC

USDA, RBEG – $8,000, Website Tech Assistance Personnel

Grants Applied For And Received in 2010

FEMA, AFG – $194,750, Custer County Fire, Operation and Safety

BLM Fire Mitigation – $91,000, Custer County

Coal Board Grant – $40,000, Forsyth/Colstrip/Hysham/Rosebud

Montana DEQ – $15,000, Recycling Baler, Powder River County

RBEG – $30,000, Algal Bioremediation Plant, Miles City, MT

Big Sky Trust Fund – $5,000, EcoPhaser Project

USDA, RD Community Facilities – $45,000 Equipment Purchase/Disaster Funding

CDBG Planning – $20,000, Growth Plan, Rosebud County

Pending or Rejected Applications We Have Submitted:

CDBG Housing – $450,000 Forsyth UCI Project Denied

HOME Program – $500,000 Forsyth UCI Project Denied

USDA, RD Community Facilities – $50,000 Broadus Volunteer Fire Department Withdrawn

SCG FEMA – $850,000, Fire Hall, Powder River County Denied

SCG FEMA – $750,000, Fire Station, Custer County Denied

TSEP – $750,000, Custer County RID #1, Custer County

CDBG – $450,000, Custer County RID #1, Custer County

CDBG – ED – $25,000, EcoPhaser Project Denied

RBOG – $70,000, IMAP POSITION, Colstrip, MT Denied

Grants We Applied For and Received in 2009

CDBG Planning – $15,000 Powder River County, Feasibility Study – Critical Access Facility

Holy Rosary Foundation – $3,000 School Community Development Council, Critical Access Facility

TBA Grant – EPA Brownfields Assessment Assistance, Powder River County, Park Super Service Site ($50,000)

Montana Community Foundation – $12,000, PRCEF, Critical Access Facility

Montana Community Foundation – $3,000, Powder River County, Fire Department

BLM Community Assistance – $25,000, Fire Mitigation and Education, Custer County

Big Sky Trust Fund – $18,750, Algal Bioremediation Plant, Miles City, MT

Big Sky Trust Fund – $12,600, East Valley Water Project, Miles City, MT

CDBG Planning – $15,000, Growth Plan, Custer County

NWFCS – $5,000, Fire Department, Powder River County

CDBG Disaster – $75,000 Snow Plow, Fire Hall Improvements, Custer County

CDBG Disaster – $80,000 Generator Nursing Home and Road Department Equipment

CDBG Planning Grant – $15,000 to Assist Montana Feed and Fuel, Miles City, MT

EDA – $51,000 to Southeastern Montana Development Corporation for Grant Administrator Position/EDA District

EDA Technical Assistance Grant – $25,000 Preliminary Engineering Report, Montana Feed and Fuel, Miles City, MT

Grants We Applied For and Received in 2008

Big Sky Trust Fund – $14,000 Feasibility Study for Colstrip Elderly Care Project, Colstrip, MT

Rural Business Enterprise Grant – $20,000 Purchase Equipment To Lease to Big Sky Quality Wool, Broadus, MT

Big Sky Trust Fund – $20,000 Feasibility Study for Independent Living Units in Hysham, MT

Big Sky Trust Fund – $11,025 Feasibility Study – Bresnan Communications, DSL Northern Cheyenne Reservation

Intermediary Relending Program, USDA – $250,000

Big Sky Trust Fund – $13,125 Biomass Feasibility Study for Carter, Custer, Rosebud, Powder River, and Treasure Counties

Big Sky Trust Fund – $8,400 Cost Estimate/Feasibility Study Boilermakers Training Center, Colstrip, MT

Metcalf Foundation – $4,700 Assist Warrior Trail Marketing Efforts

Big Sky Trust Fund – $9,000 PER Radio Station Tower, Broadus, MT

Montana Board of Investments, Revolving Loan Fund – $250,000

DNRC – $5,000 Biomass Feasibility Study for Carter, Custer, Rosebud, Powder River, and Treasure Counties

Rural Business Enterprise Grant – $38,900 Revolving Loan Fund

DNRC – $15,000 Biomass Feasibility Study, Shavings Plant Marketing Study

Grants we have written for other entities in 2008:

Nefsy Foundation – $2,000 Assist Powder River County in Financing Pool Project RECEIVED!

Charlotte Martin Foundation – $40,000 Assist Powder River County in Financing Pool Project DENIED!

MCF Leadership Grant – $15,000 Assist PRCEF in expanding leadership capacity in Powder River County RECEIVED!

Coal Board Grant – $166,000 Assist Powder River County in Financing Pool Project RECEIVED $166,000!!

PPL Montana – $10,000 Assist PRCEF with Warrior Trail Marketing and Advertising DENIED!

Allen Foundation – $2,500 Assist Powder River County in Financing Pool Project RECEIVED $1,000!

Northwest Farm Credit Services – $10,000 Assist PRCEF in obtaining funds for Powder River Pool Project RECEIVED $1,500

Custer Country – $15,000 Assist Warrior Trail Tourism Group with Warrior Trail Marketing and Advertising RECEIVED!

Caviar Grant – $10,000 Assist Powder River County in Financing Pool Project RECEIVED $1,000!

Coal Board Grant – $120,000 PER For CCCTF in Colstrip, MT, proposed elderly care facility RECEIVED $120,000

Coal Board Grant – $15,000 PER For Rosebud County, Ingomar Water District RECEIVED $15,000

Grants we have applied for with grantwriting assistance of Midrivers Communications in 2008:

Steele-Reese Foundation – $19,500 Assist Warrior Trail Marketing Efforts DENIED

Metcalf Foundation – $4,700 Assist Warrior Trail Marketing Efforts RECEIVED $4,700! [/learn_more]

 

If you or your organization is in need of assistance, please contact our office at (406)748-2990 to discuss the project further. You may also email julie@semdc.org

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