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Community Development

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)'s Small Cities Development Program helps cities and counties with funding for housing, public infrastructure and commercial rehabilitation projects.  More information...


The Minnesota Department of Education manages and processes state and federal grant awards to school districts, higher education organization, other educational entities, as well as community-based and non-profit organizations.   You can view current or open grant opportunities that are accepting applications, search for a specific grant, view awarded grants or view closed grants that are now archived. More information...  


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) offers many grant programs to assist individuals and organizations with agricultural development.   Grants are generally sums of money awarded to finance a particular activity or facility. More information...  

State Grant Opportunities (many categories)  

Grant seekers can search for grant opportunities by state agency or by subject area by following the appropriate link. Please read grant announcements carefully as some state grant opportunities are only open to certain types of organizations, such as units of government.  More information...

Rural Resources

The web sites listed below are provided for reference only and are not supported or endorsed by FRED.

California Community Economic Development Association

California Workforce Association

Center for Applied Rural Innovation

Community Development Venture Capital Alliance

Council on Foundations

Economic Development Association of Minnesota

Foundation Center

Georgia Economic Developers Association

Heartland Center for Leadership Development

Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs

Louisiana Industrial Development Executive Association

Maine Business Works

National Association of Development Organizations

National Association of Towns and Townships: National Center for Small Communities

National Association of Regional Councils

National Community Development Association

Nebraska Economic Developers Association

Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis, University of Missouri

Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

Rural Community Assistance Corporation

South Carolina Economic Developers Association

State of Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development

United States Department of Agriculture

West Tennessee Industrial Association

Wisconsin Economic Development Association

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