Print Rural Communities Economic Development Fund (NGO) Last Verified: 2016-07-12 The Communities Economic Development Fund (CEDF) is designed to provide financial assistance to start or expand small to medium-sized businesses in northern Manitoba. Community Futures Program (NGO) Last Verified: 2017-11-01 The Community Futures Program was created to strengthen rural economies by enabling entrepreneurship and assisting in community economic development. Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (NGO) Last Verified: 2016-07-12 The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program helps people with disabilities or health conditions start businesses in rural Manitoba. Growing Value – Commercialization Last Verified: 2018-05-30 This program provides financial assistance for pre-commercialization, commercialization and market development activities that move innovative ideas to market. Hometown Manitoba (MB) Last Verified: 2016-07-13 Hometown Manitoba helps fund local projects that improve the quality and appearance of rural and northern communities. It also supports projects that help promote special features that define a community and increase community pride.