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Broadband for Montana Schools Awards 2 Grants, Additional Funding Available

Schools can learn how to access funding during a Feb. 23 webinar

Internet fiber cables

Two Montana public schools have been awarded state match funds to pay for special construction charges for broadband upgrades, increasing Internet access for their students.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Commerce’s Treasure State Endowment Program Awards Planning Grants to 63 Montana Communities

The Missouri River flowing through Fort Benton.

Sixty-three Montana communities will share $900,000 in infrastructure planning grants through the Montana Department of Commerce’s Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) to assist with the financing of public facilities projects.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Department of Commerce, Butte-Silver Bow Partner to Open Shelter

$200,000 Grant, Local Contributions to Fund Shelter Through Harsh Winter

HELENA, Mont. – Low temperatures and heavy snowfall have created unsafe conditions for Butte’s homeless population, and the Department of Commerce is helping the community to address it by awarding grant funds to operate a shelter this winter.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Commerce’s HOME Program Expands Affordable Housing with Funding to 4 Montana Communities

A rendering of Butte's Copper Ridge Apartments.

Four Montana communities will receive grants through the Montana Department of Commerce’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program to assist with the development of affordable housing for Montanans.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Montana Department of Commerce Announces Grants for 28 Native American Businesses

Red Root Herbs displaying products at the 2017 Made in Montana Tradeshow.

Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Tuesday announced $318,000 in funding will be awarded through the Indian Equity Fund (IEF) Small Business Grant to support the growth of 28 Native American-owned businesses across Montana.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Montana Board of Housing Pitches in at Helena Habitat Build

On Friday, Montana Board of Housing (MBOH) employees got to work installing trim, baseboards, doors, shelves, blinds and appliances.

Friday, December 8, 2017
Categories: Montana Housing

Montana Main Street Program Grants Awarded to 9 Communities to Help Revitalize, Strengthen Downtowns

Downtown Lewistown, Montana

Nine Montana communities will share $100,000 in grants through the Montana Department of Commerce’s Montana Main Street Program, to support downtown revitalization and economic development projects.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Commerce’s Board of Housing Awards $27.6 Million to Build Affordable Homes, Create Jobs for Montana Communities

The Montana Board of Housing meets in Helena to award 2018 housing credits.

On Monday, the Montana Board of Housing (MBOH) allocated more than $27.6 million in federal Housing Credits that will help finance new construction and rehabilitation of rental housing that is affordable for families and individuals across Montana.

Monday, November 20, 2017
Categories: Montana Housing

Governor Bullock, Director Haxby-Cote Celebrate Newly Renovated Affordable Housing

Little Jon Apartments Grand Opening, Bigfork

Governor Steve Bullock and Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Tuesday joined in the celebration of the grand opening of Bigfork's Little Jon Apartments, a 31-unit, newly-renovated affordable housing property.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Categories: Montana Housing

Commerce’s Board of Housing Adds More Affordable Homeownership Opportunities with $42 Million Bond Sale

Montana Board of Housing Executive Director Bruce Brensdal signs the bond closing documents.

Nearly 200 Montana first-time-homebuyers will be able to access low- interest mortgage loans thanks to proceeds of a $42 million bond sale by the Montana Department of Commerce’s Board of Housing.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Categories: Montana Housing

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