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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

Governor Bullock Recognizes Women’s Equality Day by Extending Montana’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force Through 2022

Governor Bullock with members of Montana's Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force

Governor Steve Bullock today, in recognition of Women’s Equality Day, renewed his equal pay Executive Order and extended the Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force through 2022 to continue its work to narrow the wage gap.

Wednesday, August 26, 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

Montana 2020 Census Partners Increase Outreach Efforts to Get an Accurate Count for Montana

With Shortened Deadline, Montana Department of Commerce, Montana Nonprofit Association, Western Native Voice and Forward Montana Foundation Work to Reach Montanans Who Have Not Responded to the 2020 Census

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Department of Commerce today detailed some of the increased 2020 Census outreach efforts made possible by statewide partners through funding allocated by Governor Steve Bullock from the Coronavirus Relief Fund. With 41 days remaining in the count, the state and partners are making final push to get a complete count of Montanans before September 30.

Friday, August 21, 2020
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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

Apply Now for Part-time Jobs with the U.S. Census Bureau

Time is Running Short to Apply for Temporary Jobs for the 2020 Census to Help Get an Accurate Count for Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce and the Department of Labor & Industry are encouraging Montanans to apply now for temporary, part-time jobs with the U.S. Census Bureau to help Montana get an accurate count in the 2020 Census.

Monday, August 10, 2020
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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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Commerce Announces Expanded Census Outreach Using Coronavirus Relief Funding

Commerce Partners with Montana Nonprofit Association, Western Native Voice and Forward Montana Foundation on Targeted Outreach to Low-Response Areas

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced it is expanding 2020 Census outreach efforts with statewide partners through $530,500 from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to ensure all Montana households are counted in the decennial Census.

Monday, August 3, 2020
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