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CDBG Planning Grants 

On January 8, 2014, Governor Steve Bullock announced the FFY 2013 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) planning grant awards.  To view the full CDBG list of awardees please click here2013 CDBG Planning Grant Awards

At this time, all CDBG planning grant funds for the FFY 2013 cycle have been expended and the application cycle is now closed.  Any applicant interested in meeting with Planning Bureau staff to discuss their planning grant application are invited to do so during the weeks of February 3rd and February 10th, 2014.  This is an opportunity for applicants to learn what the Department regarded as strengths and weaknesses of each application, and to discuss with program staff how an applicant might improve its chances of being recommended for both planning and project funding from the Community Development Block Grant Program.  You are welcome to meet with staff at our Helena office, or arrange for a conference call.  If you would like to meet with program staff, please contact or (406) 841-2770.

Upon opening of the FFY 2014 application cycle, CDBG planning grant funds will be awarded on a continuous basis as funding allows.

The FFY 2013-2014 CDBG 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)

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).  If you have questions regarding this grant opportunity, please contact Planning Bureau staff at (406) 841-2770 or via email at

Planning Bureau
Community Development Division
Montana Department of Commerce
301 South Park Ave.
PO Box 200523
Helena, MT 59620-0523
(406) 841-2770
(406) 841-2771 fax 


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2012 CDBG Planning Grant Awards (PDF)

2011 CDBG Planning Grant Awards (PDF)


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

Planning Grant Request for Payment Form (PDF)

Business Resources Planning Grant Guidelines

For more information, please e-mail or call (406) 841-2770.