Business Counseling: Free, practical business planning through the Small Business
Development Center that strengthens capacity and lays the foundation for long-term viability.
Small Business Loans: Targets viable enterprises that are unable to obtain bank loans.
Loan Packaging: Assists in approaching conventional lenders for financing,
sometimes combining a commercial loan with MCDC or public funds, making packages bankable.
New Markets Tax Credit Program: In 2008 was awarded $40 million dollars in New Markets
Tax Credit authority from the U.S. Treasury's CDFI Fund for use in economic development projects in
low-income areas throughout Montana.
Native American Fund: A special fund
designated for making loans to Native American borrowers.
Montana Child Care Loan
Fund: Designed to help childcare businesses expand facilities and improve programs.
Small Wood Enterprise Agent Program (SWEAP): Created to help entrepreneurs develop new
uses for the smaller logs expected to result from the United States Forest Service (Region 1&4
State and Private Forestry) National Fire Plan.