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CDBG Housing, Public Facilities and Economic Development Planning Grants 

The Department of Commerce will begin accepting Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Planning Grant applications on July 1, 2015.  Grants will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis until all available funds are allocated.  The CDBG Application Guidelines for Housing, Public Facilities and Economic Development Planning Grants for the 2015 application cycle are available here:    

2015-2016 CDBG Application Guidelines for Housing, Public Facilities and Economic Development Planning Grants (Word Version)  (PDF Version)

The Department of Commerce held a public hearing on May 20th, 2015 at 10am in Room 228 of the Park Avenue Building at 301 South Park Avenue, Helena, Montana, to consider the proposed adoption of the Draft CDBG Application Guidelines for Housing, Public Facilities and Economic Development Planning Grants for the 2015-2016 application cycle(s).  The public comment period ended at 5:00pm on May 28th, 2015 and comments were received.  If you wish to view the public comments or have questions regarding the 2015 CDBG Planning Grant application cycle, please contact Planning Bureau Staff at (406) 841-2770 or by email at  



2014 CDBG Planning Grant Awards (PDF)

2013 CDBG Planning Grant Awards (PDF)

2012 CDBG Planning Grant Awards (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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