Commerce Awards $100,000 to Revitalize Downtowns in Eight Montana Communities

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HELENA – The Montana Department of Commerce announced today that eight Montana communities will share $100,000 of grant funding to revitalize Main Street businesses and downtowns. The funding is provided by Commerce’s Montana Main Street Program.

“Part of the foundation of our state and communities is the success of Montana’s main street businesses and downtowns,” Commerce Director Scott Osterman said. “These Main Street grants are community investments that will empower communities to grow stronger and create more opportunities for Montanans while preserving the unique histories of the places they call home,” Osterman added.

The Montana Main Street Program helps member communities strengthen and preserve their historic downtown commercial districts by focusing on economic development, urban revitalization, and historic preservation through long-range planning, organization, design, and promotion.

Montana Main Street Program grant funding recipients:

Additionally, Ronan recently joined the Montana Main Street Program as an affiliate member. With this membership, Ronan will have access to the resources and services of the Montana Main Street Program and will utilize the Main Street Four Point Approach to capitalize on Ronan’s unique identity, assets, and downtown character to promote economic development. Utilizing this new membership, Ronan plans to complete projects that will improve their downtown’s physical environment, promote arts, culture, events, and strengthen the business community.

Montana Main Street funding can be used for planning or brick-and-mortar projects that support downtown revitalization efforts and require a $1 match from the local community for every $5 received. The program currently serves 35 member communities across Montana.

For more information about the Montana Main Street Program, visit COMDEV.MT.GOV.

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