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More Montanans Can Now Qualify for Emergency Rent, Mortgage Payment Assistance

More Montanans may now be eligible for monthly rent and mortgage assistance. The Montana Department of Commerce announced Monday that Montana Housing has made updates to the Emergency Housing Assistance program to help more Montanans access emergency housing assistance.

Monday, August 31, 2020

‘It’s Time We Count’ Campaign Aimed at Increasing Montana’s 2020 Census Count in Final Push

Facing Shortened Census Deadline, Montana Department of Commerce and Windfall Partner to Increase Census Count in Low-response Areas

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced a targeted marketing campaign that is already reaching Montanans in low-response areas of the state to increase Montana’s 2020 Census count. With 34 days left to count residents, the state is making a final push to encourage everyone to respond to the Census before the shortened deadline of September 30.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Commerce Department Sends $123.4 Million to Over 8,200 Small Businesses

Montana’s Business Stabilization Program has now provided more than 14,000 grants

Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Friday that more than 8,200 small businesses in Montana have now received $123.4 million through Governor Steve Bullock’s Business Stabilization Program, funded by the Coronavirus Relief Fund. 

Friday, August 21, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces $10 Million to Provide Long Term Viability for Live Entertainment Industry

Business Stabilization Grant Program Doubles, Targeted Support Available for East Edge of Glacier Park Businesses

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced he will direct $10 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds to create the Live Entertainment Grant Program to provide long term viability for the live entertainment industry.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

A reminder to renters and landlords about evictions during COVID-19

Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce strives to work with landlords and tenants to make sure we can get through these challenging times together, with renters remaining in their homes and landlords receiving monthly payments.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Governor Bullock, Lt. Governor Cooney Urge U.S. Census Bureau to Uphold Commitment to a Complete Count Following COVID-19 Disruptions

Letter asks U.S. Census Bureau to “stick with its extended deadline of October 31” for the 2020 Census

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock and Lt. Governor Mike Cooney today sent a letter urging the U.S. Census Bureau to continue 2020 Census operations through its extended deadline of October 31 to get an accurate count for Montana while allowing for continued health and safety measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Montana Housing Partners with NeighborWorks Montana to Boost Emergency Housing Assistance

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that Montana Housing and NeighborWorks Montana will partner to increase awareness of the availability of rent and mortgage payment assistance as federal unemployment insurance benefits expire.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Governor Bullock Issues Directive Requiring Face Coverings in Certain Indoor Spaces and Outdoor Gatherings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Directive applies to counties currently experiencing four or more active cases of COVID-19

Montana Landscape

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a directive requiring face coverings in certain indoor spaces and for certain organized outdoor activities in counties currently experiencing four or more active cases of COVID-19 to slow the spread of the virus in Montana.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces New Loan Deferment Program for Montana Businesses

Bullock also announces additional support to increase state census count

Bozeman Main Street

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the creation of a loan deferment program to assist Montana businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Support for Local Meat Processors, Small Businesses and Local Governments Across Montana

CARES Act funding will be used to put more Montana meat on shelves and reimburse local governments for COVID-19 related expenses

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced funding through the federal CARES Act will be used to boost in-state processing and storage capacity for local meat processors, to provide additional financial assistance for small businesses, and to reimburse local governments for COVID-19 related expenses.

Friday, June 5, 2020
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