Creating Change in our Communities

SCKEDD was established in 1972 as a non-profit organization to bring together communities and advocate economic growth. We work to improve the quality of life for those who live within our 14-county district. We offer grants and loan opportunities from programs that help us reach these goals.

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We take action by providing several grant and loan opportunities to programs that help us reach these goals.


We offer funding for economic development to local businesses or those interested in starting a business, whether you’re looking for a Small Business Loan or a Rural Business Development Loan, we offer multiple funding sources to help boost your local economy, create jobs and improve to quality of life for everyone.

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Grants for homeowners provide services for home weatherization, repair or rehabilitation to improve the quality of housing available for our area workforce. Community grants are available for Community Improvement, Rural Development, and Public Works to provide infrastructure needed by a benefiting company resulting in expansion/creation of jobs.

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  • Creating and maintaining employment
  • Making infrastructure improvements
  • Increasing the quality of housing
  • Advancing tourism

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Our Mission: To provide professional leadership and technical assistance in finance packaging, advice and procedures to individuals, companies and government agencies for the purpose of stimulating the economy within our 14-county area.