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Department of Commerce Announces 29 Montana Communities to Receive Planning Grants

Thursday, January 23, 2020/Categories: Community Development Block Grant Program

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday that 29 Montana communities will share more than $900,000 of federal grant funding through the Community Development Block Grant Program. These grants will support the planning of critical infrastructure and community development projects in Montana. 

“Planning is at the foundation of building healthy and vibrant communities,” Commerce Director Tara Rice said. “These planning grants will help Montana communities develop and preserve affordable homes, plan for community projects, and create and retain jobs.” 

CDBG Planning Grants will be awarded to:

  • City-County of Anaconda-Deer Lodge: $33,750 for a Housing Needs Assessment and Market Study
  • Town of Belt: $26,250 for a Subdivision and Zoning Regulation plan 
  • City-County of Butte-Silver Bow: $50,000 for a Preliminary Architectural Study and Preliminary Engineering Report to support a permanent supportive housing project 
  • Town of Culbertson: $30,000 for a Growth Policy and Capital Improvement Plan
  • City of Deer Lodge: $33,750 for a Parks and Trails Plan
  • City of Dillon: $24,000 for a Capital Improvement Plan update
  • City of East Helena: $15,000 for a Growth Policy
  • Town of Ekalaka: $23,850 for a Flood Study
  • Flathead County: $45,000 for a Preliminary Architectural Study for Bigfork Senior Center
  • Garfield County: $50,000 for a Preliminary Architectural Study for an emergency services building
  • City of Glasgow: $30,000 for a Preliminary Architectural Study for the Valley Court Apartments
  • City of Hardin: $24,750 for a Growth Policy and Downtown Revitalization Plan
  • City of Havre: $47,500 for a Preliminary Architectural Study of Eagles Manor
  • Lewis & Clark County: $32,000 for a Preliminary Architectural Study of the Good Samaritan Ministries Thrift Store
  • City of Lewistown: $35,000 for a Preliminary Architectural Study and Critical Needs Assessment for Eagles Manor 
  • City of Libby: $13,000 for a Preliminary Architectural Study for the Libby Hotel
  • Town of Lodge Grass: $15,000 for a Preliminary Architectural Study to add ADA upgrades to the town hall
  • City of Malta: $47,000 for a Preliminary Architectural Study for the Hi-Line Retirement Center
  • Town of Manhattan: $30,000 for a Growth Policy
  • Park County: $21,000 for a Preliminary Architectural Study and Planning Project on the Gardiner Food Pantry 
  • Roosevelt County: $30,000 for a Growth Policy
  • Town of Sheridan: $30,000 for a Growth Policy and Capital Improvement Plan 
  • City of Three Forks: $30,000 for a Growth Policy 
  • Town of Hot Springs: $37,500 for a Preliminary Architectural Study and Capital Improvement Plan
  • City of Townsend: $11,250 for a Zoning Regulation and Growth Policy Update
  • Town of Twin Bridges: $39,450 for a Floodplain Study 
  • Valley County: $30,000 for a Growth Policy and Capital Improvement Plan
  • Wibaux County: $26,550 for a Growth Policy
  • Yellowstone County: $45,000 for a Corridor Plan for Metra Park area

CDBG planning grants are available to eligible counties, cities, towns, and local governments. Local governments may apply on behalf of special districts, unincorporated areas and non-profit organizations. 

For more information about CDBG Planning Grants visit COMDEV.MT.GOV.

 
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