Financial Resources

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has many resources available for financial assistance.  The following document provides a comprehensive listing of federal programs in the form of grants, loans, research opportunities, and technical assistance programs available to assist public and private organizations.

Below is a list of available grants and loans through Idaho State Department of Agriculture:

Agricultural Development Loans

Offers financing and assistance to individuals and organizations in Idaho whose Agricultural projects or efforts will provide for Rural Economic Development in Idaho and who cannot obtain credit from conventional sources.

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Specialty Crop Block Grant

The purpose of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) is to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops.

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Essentially, REDIFiT is a Low Interest Transportation Loan Program

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STEP Grant (State Trade & Export Promotion)

This trade and export initiative provides matching-fund grants to states to assist “eligible small business concerns,” to begin to export and to increase the value of exports for small businesses currently exporting.

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