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Montana State Library, Department of Commerce Launch “It’s Not Too Late to Be Counted…at the Library” Week

The Montana State Library, in partnership with the Montana Department of Commerce and State Complete Count Committee, is launching a week of activities at public libraries across the state to encourage Montana residents to be counted in the 2020 Census before the deadline of September 30. “It’s Not Too Late to Be Counted…at the Library” week will run from Monday, September 21 through Saturday, September 26.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Montana Housing Announces $550,000 to Support Housing Choice Voucher and Veterans Program Renters and Landlords

Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce announced Thursday two new housing assistance programs that will provide at least $550,000 of federal CARES Act funding for deposit assistance and assistance for repairs and upgrades for renters and landlords who participate in the Housing Choice Voucher, Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH), and Mainstream Voucher programs.  

Friday, September 18, 2020

2022 Qualified Allocation Plan Public Comment Period

Starting September 16, 2020 to October 15, 2020, Montana Housing will accept and record public comments regarding the Housing Credit Program 2022 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP). All comments will be given due consideration in the final 2022 QAP to be presented to the Montana Board of Housing on November 2, 2020.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Commerce Department Launches the 2020 Census State Championship

Championship Encourages Counties and Tribes to Compete for the Highest Increase in Self-Response Rates to the 2020 Census

The Montana Department of Commerce today launched the 2020 Census State Championship to encourage counties and tribes in Montana to compete for the highest increase in self-response rates to the 2020 Census from now until September 30. With only 15 days left in the 2020 Census count, the Commerce Department and the Montana Complete Count Committee are urging every Montana resident to respond to the 2020 Census before the shortened deadline of September 30.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Additional Coronavirus Relief Funds for Meat Processing, Nonprofits

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced additional funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund will be directed to the Montana Meat Processing Infrastructure Grant and Social Services Nonprofit Grant programs to fully address identified needs.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

New Videos Urge Members of Tribal Nations in Montana to Respond to the 2020 Census

Well-known tribal influencers lend their voices to stress the importance of the 2020 Census for Indian Country

Three influential members of tribes in Montana are lending their voices to convey the importance of the 2020 Census for tribal nations in Montana and to urge those who have not yet completed the nine-question Census to do so before the shortened deadline of September 30.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Wolf Point Small Business Development Center Regional Director Wins National Excellence Award

Shandy Hanks Moran

The Montana Small Business Development Center Network, headquartered at the Montana Department of Commerce, announced Tuesday that Regional SBDC Director for the Wolf Point Region Shandy Hanks Moran has been named the 2020 Montana “State Star.” The State Star is a national honor that recognizes outstanding performers from Small Business Development Centers around the country.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
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Centers for Disease Control Order Bans Evictions

Federal Eviction Moratorium Effective Through Dec. 31, 2020

Apartments in Montana

Beginning Friday, September 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will implement a temporary eviction moratorium on all rental units nationwide, effective through the end of the year. 

Friday, September 4, 2020

Montana Housing Guidance on COVID-19

At Montana Housing, within the Department of Commerce, we are closely monitoring the impacts of the novel Coronavirus or COVID-19. We will communicate with statewide housing partners any relevant information about COVID-19 and how it affects affordable homes in Montana.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Montana Working Capital Program

Coronavirus Relief Fund program to allow Montana businesses to take out new loan to support economic recovery

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the new Montana Working Capital program which builds off the Montana Loan Deferment program by allowing Montana businesses to take out a new loan to support economic recovery. 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

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