Making It Right Here.

NIMA Funding

NIMA has three major sources of funding: grants, membership dues, and contributions. Each is vital to NIMA.

Membership dues and contributions help provide ongoing services to our members. Following the initial grant from HUD to establish the organization, grants to NIMA have supported a variety of specific projects.

  • Technical Assistance from the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration and a GEM Grant from the Idaho Department of Commerce, sponsored by the Clearwater Economic Development Association, allowed completion of a survey of 100 manufacturers and developed a written assessment of the highest manufacturer priorities.
  • A Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the USDA Rural Development, also sponsored by CEDA, assisted 12 companies entering international markets.
  • A Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the USDA Rural Development assisted 4 companies with marketing strategies for specific products.
  • A GEM Grant from the Idaho Department of Commerce and EDA Technical Assistance from the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration provided for development of a regional marketing strategy for NIMA.
  • A Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the USDA Rural Development allowed completion of an opportunities assessment for small manufacturers to become part of the wind energy manufacturer supply chain.
  • A Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the USDA Rural Development, working with CEDA provided for development of a strategy for green technology workforce development.
  • A Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the USDA Rural Development provided for development of information on manufacturer capabilities.
  • GEM Grant from the Idaho Department of Commerce was used to develop a site plan for the development of the Craigmont Business Park for a lost foam foundry.

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