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Montana Department of Commerce Tourism Grant Program Now Open

Apply from Oct. 15-Nov. 30

Downtown Red Lodge

Montana Commerce Department Director Tara Rice today announced the Department will begin accepting applications for the Tourism Grant Program from Thursday, October 15 through November 30 for the 2021 grant cycle.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Visit Montana Launches Unique ‘Montana Aware’ Video Series

Montana Aware Video

Visit Montana has launched a unique video series blending animation with scenes of Montana’s spectacular, unspoiled nature as part of its “Montana Aware” campaign. “Montana Aware” is a statewide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 by promoting safety measures for those traveling in the state. 

Monday, October 5, 2020

Montana Tourism Industry Unites for ‘Montana Aware’ Campaign

17 CVBs, 6 tourism regions to participate in statewide effort to promote safety measures

VISITMT.com Montana Aware homepage

The Montana Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism and Business Development has launched the “Montana Aware” campaign to promote safe and responsible behavior among those who are traveling in the state. The public health initiative aims to educate residents and visitors on best practices to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

New Visit Montana Video Shows Travelers Big Sky Country is Worth the Wait

Worth the Wait Video

Visit Montana has released a new video aiming to inspire and remind travelers that a trip to Montana is worth the wait. 

Monday, April 27, 2020

Montana Department of Commerce Announces Second Round of Funding to Promote Tourism Growth in Eastern Montana

Almost $300,000 will Support Plans in Nine Communities to Strengthen Tourism and Local Economies Across eastern Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced a second round of grant awards to support efforts from nine communities to promote long-term tourism and economic development in eastern Montana.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

9 Montana Communities Awarded Main Street Program Grants

Communities to share $118,000 for historic preservation, wayfinding, downtown plans

Downtown Kalispell, Mont.

Nine Montana communities will share $118,000 through the Montana Main Street Program to support historic preservation, wayfinding, and revitalization plans for their downtowns.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Montana Department of Commerce Awards Tourism Grants to Communities Across the State

$750,000 will be Awarded to Support Tourism and Recreation Projects in 23 Communities

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice today announced 25 organizations in 23 communities across Montana will receive funding to strengthen local economies through tourism and outdoor recreation-related activities.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Commerce Director Rice Announces Opening of New Montana Historic Preservation Grant Program

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice announced Wednesday the Department is now accepting applications for the Montana Historic Preservation Grant Program. The new grant program is designed to support the preservation of historical sites, societies and museums in Montana. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Registration NOW OPEN for the 2020 Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation

Biking on the Rimrocks

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced registration is now open to attend the 2020 Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Supporting a Community-Led Effort to Boost Eastern Montana Tourism, Business

Guest Column by Tara Rice

Makoshika State Park, Montana

As the folks responsible for promoting the vibrant, charming towns and stunning landscapes across our state, we know that Montana’s strong economy is driven in part by a thriving tourism and outdoor recreation economy.

Thursday, November 7, 2019
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