North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives. - NDAREC 

Rural Electric & Telecom Development Center - Powering grassroots efforts with development experience and resources to assure quality of lie in North Dakota's communities. - RE&T - Rural Electric & Telecom

North Dakota Rural Electric Cooperative Foundation - A non profit 501c public charity created to expand our capacity to offer technical assistance. - NDRECF - North Dakota Rural Electric Cooperative Foundation

Rural Development Finance Corporation - A flexible, nonprofit finance and development corporation whose member-owners are all of the North Dakota electric cooperatives, nine of the North Dakota telecoms and NDAREC. - RDFC - Rural Development Finance Corporation

Meat & Poultry Intermediary Lending Program - A separate, $10 million loan program (funded by USDA) held within RDFC's revolving loan fund.  This loan program will help in the start-up, expansion, or operation of slaughter, or other processing of meat and poultry.  RDFC will have more information coming soon!

Local Food Promotion Program through USDA-AMS - Funds projects that develop, coordinate, and expand local and regional food business enterprises. - Local Food Promotion Program

Regional Food Business Center, through USDA-AMS - North Dakota is part of a 3-state conglomerate (ND-SD-MN), called the North Central Regional Food Business Center, that applied to USDA and was awarded funding to benefit small and mid-sized producers, processors, aggregators, and distributors that sell into all types of markets, including local and regional markets.  The program includes all types of products produces locally or regionally, including fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, grains, and dairy.  NDAREC's rural development staff is involved with this regional project, under the NDREC Foundation. - USDA Regional Food Business Centers Program

United States Department of Agriculture-Rural Development - Rural Development

United States Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Marketing Service - Agriculture Marketing Services

Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program through USDA-RD - Zero-interest loan up to $2 million through an electric or telecom cooperative that are qualified RUS borrowers. - Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant Program

Meat & Poultry Processing Expansion Program through USDA-RD - Provides grants to help eligible processors expand their capacity. - Meat & Poultry Processing Expansion Program

MCAP (Local MCap)
Local Meat Capacity Grants through USDA-AMS - Supports independently owned meat and poultry processing businesses with funds to provide more and better processing options for local livestock producers. -  Local Meat Capacity Grant (Local MCap)

Rural Energy for America Program through USDA-RD - A grant program for rural small businesses or agricultural producers for energy efficiency improvements or renewable energy systems - Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants

National Rural Economic Developers Association - A member organization dedicated to the advancement of rural economic development by providing education and networking opportunities to further the movement of grower and revitalizing rural America. NREDA