Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC)
The Rural Development Finance Corporation is a North Dakota nonprofit finance and development corporation. RDFC’s member-owners are all the North Dakota Rural Electric Cooperatives, nine of the North Dakota Rural Telecommunication Cooperatives and the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives. RDFC encourages economic diversification and community vitality through the generation of funding that supports sustainable asset building.
Find more information about on their website.
Grants are available to area organizations
As a Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC) member, Cass County Electric Cooperative has access to four $500 grants available to eligible organizations within our service territory. RDFC makes these funds accessible every year to encourage organizations to apply to their more extensive loan program that funds community-based projects and nonprofit entities with low-interest loans.
Eligible projects are community-owned businesses, community facilities, or community-based projects that will benefit the rural areas. A few examples are listed below.
- Grocery store
- Ambulance services
- Fire and rescue
- Community Center