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CDBG Planning Grants 

The Department of Commerce Community Development Division will begin accepting CDBG Planning Grant Applications for the FFY 2014 application cycle on July 11, 2014.  CDBG planning grant funds will be awarded on a continuous basis, as funding allows. Awards are available in amounts up to $30,000 and require a 1:3 match (for every $3 dollars in grant funding, grantees must provide $1 in matching funds). The FFY 2013-2014 Application Guidelines for Housing and Public Facilities Planning Grants are available at the link below:

FFY 2013-2014 CDBG Application Guidelines for Housing and Public Facilities Planning Grants (PDF) or (Word Doc)

If you have questions regarding the application process or guidelines, please contact Planning Bureau staff at (406) 841-2770 or via email at


2014 CDBG Planning Grant Awards (PDF)

2013 CDBG Planning Grant Awards (PDF)

2012 CDBG Planning Grant Awards (PDF)

Status of CDBG Planning Grants Awarded to Counties and Municipalities 1996-current (PDF)



CDBG Preliminary Architectural Report (PAR) Guide - Appendix D of the CDBG Program Application Guidelines (PDF)

CDBG Planning Grant Request for Funds Form (PDF)

CDBG Planning Grant Progress Report Form (PDF)

CDBG Planning Grant Completion Report Form (PDF)

Business Resources Planning Grant Guidelines


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