Commerce Awards Planning Grants to 17 Montana Communities

Monday, September 10, 2018/Categories: Community Development Division, Community Development Block Grant Program

HELENA, Mont. – Seventeen Montana communities and counties will share $500,000 of federal grant funding through the Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant Program to support the planning of critical infrastructure and community development projects in Montana.

“Planning is at the foundation of building vibrant, healthy and prosperous communities,” Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote said. “These planning grants help Montana communities effectively take local efforts to the next level.”

The following communities have received CDBG planning grants:

  • Broadwater County: $30,000 to complete a Growth Policy update, Capital Improvements Plan update, and Floodplain Ordinance update.
  • Butte-Silver Bow: $30,000 to complete a Preliminary Architectural Report.
  • City of Boulder: $13,000 to complete a new Capital Improvements Plan.
  • City of Bozeman: $25,000 to complete a Housing Needs Assessment.
  • City of Colstrip: $30,000 for an updated Growth Policy.
  • City of Livingston: $50,000 for an Impact Fee Study.
  • City of Shelby: $18,000 for a Historic Preservation Plan.
  • City of Thompson Falls: $22,500 for a Growth Policy.
  • Jefferson County: $38,000 for a new Capital Improvements Plan.
  • Lincoln County: $30,500 for a Growth Policy update and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy update.
  • Mineral County: $20,000 for a Walkability Master Plan.
  • Petroleum County: $35,000 for a Preliminary Architectural Report for a Community Center.
  • Powder River County: $50,000 for a Growth Policy update for Rosebud County and Growth Policy update for Powder River County.
  • Powell County: $9,000 for a Development Regulations update.
  • Rosebud County: $50,000 for a Feasibility Study.
  • Sanders County: $18,000 for a Capital Improvements Plan update.
  • Town of Eureka: $31,000 for a Growth Policy, Council Strategic Plan update, and Capital Improvements Plan update.

The CDBG Program assists cities, towns and counties develop and preserve affordable housing, provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities and to create and retain jobs.

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