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Commerce Awards Main Street Planning Grants to 8 Montana Communities

Friday, January 11, 2019/Categories: Community Development Division, Montana Main Street Program, Choose Montana

Eight Montana communities will share $105,000 of grant funding through the Department of Commerce’s Montana Main Street Program to support the planning of economic development, urban revitalization, and historic preservation projects.

“These planning grants are the foundation for developing future Main Street projects,” Montana Department of Commerce Community Development Division Administrator Jennifer Olson said. “Montana’s Main Streets are at the heart of our vibrant communities which attract millions of visitors to the state each year and support thriving local economies year-round.

The following communities have received Main Street Program planning grants:

  • City of Boulder: $15,000 for a community branding plan
  • City of Deer Lodge: $15,000 for a wayfinding plan
  • City of Ennis: $10,000 for a downtown master plan
  • City of Great Falls: $20,000 for a downtown block revitalization study
  • City of Hamilton: $15,000 to complete a wayfinding plan
  • City of Hardin: $10,000 for a downtown master plan
  • City of Roundup: $5,000 for a preliminary architectural report
  • City of Thompson Falls: $15,000 for a preliminary architectural report

The Montana Main Street Program assists communities in revitalizing and strengthening downtown commercial districts, while also offering technical assistance, expertise and competitive grant funding to its member communities.  

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