A Chamber of Commerce promotes economic development and business activity, either at the federal, state, or local level in Steele County, Minnesota. The U.S. Department of Commerce provides government grants to Steele County local Chambers of Commerce as well as grants through multiple bureaus. It also provides market development awards for non-profit industries, including trade associations. Local Chambers of Commerce may also help member businesses secure Small Business Administration grants, business development grants, and economic development funding. Chambers of Commerce provide information about government grant programs on their websites.
Blooming Prairie Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Blooming Prairie MN 138 Highway Avenue South 55917 507-583-4472
Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Owatonna MN 320 Hoffman Drive Northwest 55060 507-451-7970
A Department of Transportation is a state or federal agency that plans and develops transportation systems and infrastructure in Steele County, Minnesota. The federal Department of Transportation offers several Steele County government grants, including grants for road, rail, transit, and port projects, as well as car and vanpool projects, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and transit research and safety improvements. State Departments of Transportation provide grants for private operators, senior centers, non-profits, and transit systems. Steele County government grant information is available on the Department of Transportation website.
Minnesota Department Of Transportation Owatonna MN 1010 21st Avenue Northwest 55060 507-446-5505
A Veterans Affairs Department provides services to veterans, including veterans from the Armed Forces and Reserves in Steele County, Minnesota. The federal VA, as well as local Steele County branches, provide government grants for veterans in rural areas, homeless providers grants, community agency grants, and nurse retention grants. The Steele County VA also provides cemetery grants and supportive services grants for veterans and their families. VA grants both go to agencies, organizations, and individual veterans. The VA provides more information about government grants on its website.
Steele County Veterans Services Owatonna MN 630 Florence Avenue 55060 507-444-7460
Veterans of Foreign Wars Owatonna MN 135 Oakdale Street 55060 507-451-1001