Business Grants

Big Sky Trust Fund Grant Program (BSTF)

Prospera helps companies submit grants to the MT Department of Commerce job creation program which has an open grant cycle. These business grants are competitive and only available to companies creating new full-time high-wage jobs in Montana, and that have or growing to have at least 50% of their revenue from out-of-state markets. Grants are submitted on behalf of the local government (city/county) where the business is located.

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USDA Grants

The US Department of Agriculture offers Rural Business Development Grants (RBEG). These competitive grants are only available 1x per year usually in the spring.

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MT Incumbent Worker Training Grants (IWT)

The Montana Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWT) is a wonderful resource for many Montana companies and Prospera is eager to help our members secure these funds. However, not all companies, employees or trainings qualify for this grant. We have compiled a checklist for vetting whether it is appropriate for Propsera members to apply for this grant.

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State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)

Exporting could be the right next move for your business, and our STEP grant can help.The Montana STEP grant, funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, helps new and experienced exporters with expanding in to new international markets. Exporters can get a 50% reimbursement of the cost of international marketing activities to help offset the risk of trying out new markets or new tactics.

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Visit our What Prospera Does document for you to learn more about additional grants, loans, trainings, and resources that we offer or call 406-587-3113.