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Monday, August 6, 2018

New Grant Program Helps Nonprofits Save on Energy Costs

HELENA, Mont. – A new program through the Montana Facility Finance Authority is the grant that keeps on giving.

Monday, July 30, 2018
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Commerce Announces Nearly $795,000 in Grants to Fund Technology Innovation

HELENA, MT – The Department of Commerce today announced $794,510 in grants to nine research projects in four communities to encourage innovation, research and high-wage job creation.

Thursday, July 26, 2018
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Montana Film Office Announces Big Sky Film Grant Awards

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Film Office at the Department of Commerce today announced $500,000 in grant awards for productions filming in Montana, including several by resident filmmakers.

Monday, July 23, 2018
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Commerce Announces Financial Assistance for Community Development, Job Creation

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce today announced it will award $629,892 in federal funds for three community development projects.

Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Let’s Change the Conversation About Wildfire

Guest column by Pam Haxby-Cote, Tom Livers and Sheila Hogan

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Nature is one of Montana’s greatest treasures, and wildfire occurs each summer only because we’re so fortunate to live amid millions of acres of unspoiled forests and prairies. Although wildfire plays a natural role in ecology, there’s no doubt it can also be devastating to our health, safety, property and livelihood. That’s why it’s so important to do everything possible to minimize its impacts.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Department of Commerce Tourism Grant Cycle Opens July 1

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce will accept applications for its Tourism Grant Program beginning this Sunday, July 1. Up to $750,000 will be awarded for projects that strengthen Montana’s economy through tourism and recreation.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
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Montana Housing Increases Homeownership Opportunities with Down Payment Assistance Program

June is homeownership month

Residential homes

It’s not uncommon that first-time homebuyers can afford a monthly mortgage payment, but struggle to save enough money for a down payment and closing costs.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Categories: Montana Housing

Discover Your Own 'Jurassic World' in Montana

Montana Dinosaur Trail Gears Up for Summer Ahead of Blockbuster Film

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Dinosaur Trail, a network of 14 museums located across northern, central and eastern Montana, is open and ready for the summer tourism season.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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VIDEO: How One Montana Family Achieved Their Homeownership Dream

June is Homeownership Month

Joye Woodson sits on the porch of her new home.

New homeowner Joye Woodson thought buying a home was a daunting, out-of-reach process. Financial barriers such as coming up with enough money for down payment and closing costs seemed overwhelming. But Woodson followed Montana Housing’s 6 steps to homeownership and learned becoming a homeowner was within reach.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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