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Commerce Announces $5.2 Million in Community Development Block Grant Awards to 12 Montana Communities

Funding will be used to Construct and Rehabilitate Public Facilities and Infrastructure

MONTANA – The Montana Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that 12 Montana communities will share more than $5.2 million in federal funds through Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public and Community Facilities Program. The funds will be used primarily for water and wastewater system infrastructure and public health facilities.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Commerce Announces Grants Available to Strengthen Montana’s Main Street Communities

MONTANA – The Montana Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that applications will be accepted for grant funding through the Montana Main Street Program starting December 8, 2020.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Commerce Announces $2.4 Million to Rehabilitate and Preserve Affordable Rental Homes

Housing Trust Fund Awards will support 133 affordable homes

MONTANA – The Montana Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that three affordable housing developers in two Montana communities will share $2.4 million of federal funding through the Housing Trust Fund Program. The funding will be used to support the rehabilitation and preservation of affordable rental homes in Montana.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Commerce Announces $2.5 Million to Preserve and Build New Affordable Homes in 5 Montana Communities

MONTANA – The Montana Department of Commerce announced Friday more than $2.5 million in federal funding has been awarded to five Montana communities to support the rehabilitation and construction of affordable homes.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Workforce Recovery Grants Available for Montana Businesses Ready to Rehire

11 Montana businesses have already been awarded funds

Downtown Kalispell

Eleven small Montana businesses have been awarded Workforce Recovery grants to bring employees back to work who were laid off due to impacts of the pandemic. The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday the businesses will share $195,000 to support the rehiring of 31 full-time employees. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Commerce Urges Montanans Financially Impacted by COVID to Apply For Rent, Mortgage Payment Assistance

Applications must be submitted by November 10

MONTANA – The Montana Department of Commerce is reminding Montanans who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic that they may be eligible for rent, deposit or mortgage payment assistance and to apply now to the Emergency Housing Assistance Program. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10. The program will continue to process applications received by the deadline, and all applications approved by December 30, 2020 will be provided assistance.  

Monday, November 2, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces 13,000 Small Businesses Now Supported Through Targeted Relief Programs

Business Stabilization, Adaptation programs award $200 million in small business grants

Mrs. Wright's Pasty's in Great Falls is among the 13,000 businesses that have been awarded relief grants.

Nearly 13,000 small Montana businesses in every corner of the state have now received support through Governor Steve Bullock’s Business Stabilization and Business Adaptation grant programs, he announced Thursday. These two targeted relief programs are among more than 30 that were created in response to the pandemic.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Commerce Department Launches Program to Provide Legal Assistance for Montanans Facing Pandemic-Related Evictions

MONTANA – The Montana Department of Commerce announced Tuesday a new partnership with the Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) to form the Montana Eviction Intervention Project, a new program that will provide civil legal assistance for Montanans facing evictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Deadline Approaching to Apply for Rent, Mortgage Assistance

Emergency Housing Assistance Application Deadline is Nov. 10

MONTANA – Montanans who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for rent and mortgage payment assistance, but time is running out to apply for the monthly assistance. The Montana Department of Commerce announced Wednesday all applications must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces $32.4 Million to Develop Affordable Homes in 5 Montana Communities

MONTANA - Governor Steve Bullock today announced more than $32.4 million in federal housing tax credits will be allocated to developments in five communities in Montana to preserve or build more than 160 new affordable homes.

Monday, October 19, 2020
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