We recognize that financing may vary for each individual business, that is why we want to help you find the right financing to meet your specific needs.

Learn more about the different types of financing, financial assistance, and incentives below.


Boise-Sun Valley Keiretsu Forum:

Keiretsu Forum is a global angel investor network with 2,500 accredited investor members throughout 46 chapters on 3 continents.
Contact: Jolene Anderson, Chapter President, or at (206) 300-9136


The SBIR/STTR program provides grant funding for small business to pursue research and development. To find out more about those programs please click on the links below.
Contact: Paul Cooperrider, Idaho SBDC , or at (208) 426-1636

Program Overviewclick here for the PDF.

SBIR/STTR – America’s Largest Technology Seed Fundclick here for the PDF.

Phase Zero Incentive Programclick here for the PDF

SBIR Self- Assessment - Click here

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena.

Federal and State Technology Partnership (FAST) Program is a competitive grants program designed to strengthen the technological competitiveness of small businesses.


Idaho Department of Commerce:

Community Development Block Grant Funds (CDBG)

CDBG is a flexible program that provide communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The funds are used to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. To see more about Nampa's CDBG program, click here.


Montana CDC:


Idaho State Historical Society:


Idaho Housing and Finance Association:


Business Lending Solutions:

Business Lending Solutions is a division of Region IV Development Corporation and assists businesses obtain commercial financing in the State of Idaho. Business Lending Solutions assists loan applicants with credit facilities that include:
  • Conventional Bank Loans
  • U.S. Small Business Administration 504 Program
  • U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) Programs
  • The Revolving Loan Fund
  • USDA Intermediary Re-lending Program
  • USDA Business and Industry Loan Program
  • RBEG Micro Loan Program
  • Idaho-Nevada Community Development Financial Institution

Montana CDC:

Montana CDC provides financing and consulting to entrepreneurs and small business owners across Montana and Idaho, as well as affordable housing solutions in both states.

Small Business Administration (SBA):

Small business owners are aided, counseled and assisted through the efforts of SBA and its resource partners. In conjunction with SBA's partners, they provide service in primarily three areas: financial assistance, management assistance and procurement assistance.

Capital Matrix:

Capital Matrix is a private, non-profit corporation licensed and regulated by the U.S. Small Business Administration to administer the SBA 504 loan program.