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The draft 2015-2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Guidelines for Housing and Public Facilities Planning Grants are available for review at the following link: 

2015-2016 CDBG Application Guidelines for Housing and Public Facilities Planning Grants (PDF)

The Department of Commerce will hold a public hearing on March 4th, 2015 beginning at 1pm in Room 226 of the Park Avenue Building at 301 South Park Avenue, Helena, Montana, to consider the proposed adoption of the CDBG Planning Grant Application Guidelines for Housing and Public Facilities for the 2015-2016 application cycles.  Interested parties may comment on the proposed Planning Grant Application and Guidelines by submitting their data, views, or arguments either orally or in writing at the hearing or throughout the comment period ending at 5:00pm on March 12th, 2015. Comments may be submitted directly to the Department of Commerce, Planning Bureau, 301 South Park Avenue, PO Box 200523, Helena, Montana 59620-0523; by telephone (406) 841-2770; TDD 841-2702; by fax (406) 841-2771; or by email, and must be received by March 12th, 2015.  Interested parties who cannot attend the public hearing in person may participate via conference call by following the directions below:

United States: +1 (877) 273-4202
Conference Room Number: 1728638
The following commands may be used by participants during the conference call:
*1 Play menu of features so you know what's available
*2 Mute/Unmute your own line so other people can't hear you talking
*5 Hear the number of callers who are on the conference
*9 Raise your hand (when the moderator has the conference in Lecture Mode)

The Department of Commerce will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in the rulemaking process or need an alternative accessible format of this notice. If you require an accommodation, please contact the Department of Commerce no later than 5:00 PM, February 27th, 2015 to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that you need.

Following the public hearing, and once the draft documents have been finalized, a follow-up email will be sent with a link to the CDBG Planning Grant Application and Guidelines in anticipation of the 2015 application cycle.   Should you have any questions, 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)

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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