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.
The US Department of Agriculture offers Rural Business Development Grants (RBEG). These competitive grants are only available 1x per year usually in the spring.
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. More detailed information is provided at the Montana Department of Labor website.
David Atherton, Business Grants Manager 406-587-3113