BEST Grant #4 Update

In July 2022, ECI Regional Planning District was awarded a grand total of $100,000 from a Rural Business Development Grant from Rural Development—an agency of the USDA—to fund the BEST Program. 

The Rural Business Development Grant funds for this current phase—phase number four— of the Business Enterprise Services and Training (BEST) Program are being used to expand on ECIRPD’s efforts to provide needed project development, training, and technical assistance—including project planning, business counseling/training, market research, feasibility studies, professional/technical reports, or product/service improvements—to businesses located in rural areas throughout the region. 

This project will continue until the end of June 2023.