Meetings, Events and Training

Meetings, Events, and Training


Participate in CDD Events!

The Community Development Division has listed below Hearings, Meetings, and Workshops that you are encouraged to participate in. Please email us or call 406-841-2770 for more information or questions about participating in these events.

Broadband Applications Received 

Broadband Prioritized List

On August 1, Governor Bullock announced the Broadband for Montana Schools Program.  House Bill 390 designated $2 million to boost access to high-speed broadband, giving schools the ability to develop 21st-century classrooms and providing students with more digital learning tools.  The funds will be used as state match to leverage broadbands funds available through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) E-rate discount program.


Community Development Division (CDD), as the administrator of the Broadband for Montana Schools Program, is happy to announce that we have contracted with seven E-rate consultants to assist schools in the application process to secure the FCC E-rate discount.  CDD will reimburse the consultant up to $5,000 per school to assist your school for services completed for the FCC E-rate application process.  The consultants are eager to assist you in the process.


For more information about the program, a list of the E-rate consultants, and how to apply for the matching funds visit: http://comdev.mt.gov/Programs/Broadband.


Interested K-12 public schools leaders can email staff directly or call 406-841-2770 regarding any questions about the Broadband for Montana Schools Program.
 

MONTANA COAL BOARD MEETINGS


DATE: June 20, 2018 (Applications to be considered for this meeting are due May 5, 2018)
LOCATION: Billings, MT
WHEN: 8:30 a.m.
AGENDA: Coming soon
CALL-IN INFORMATION: Dial in: 1.877.273.4202
ACCESS CODE: 395647778


DATE: March 22, 2018 (Applications to be considered for this meeting are due February 5, 2018)
LOCATION: Big Horn Resort, (1801 Majestic Lane) Billings, MT
WHEN: 8:30 a.m.
AGENDA: PDF
CALL-IN INFORMATION: Dial in: 1.877.273.4202
ACCESS CODE395647778


AGENDA: PDF
DRAFT MINUTES: PDF
BUDGET AND PROJECT UPDATES: PDF
OLD BUSINESS: PDF
NEW BUSINESS: PDF


DATE: February 9, 2018
LOCATION: Conference Call
WHEN: 9:00 a.m.
AGENDA: PDF
CALL-IN INFORMATION:
  1 877 273 4202
ACCESS CODE: 1728638


DATE: January 18, 2018
LOCATION: MSU Billings, Student Union Building (1500 University Drive, Room Banquet A&B), Billings,MT
WHEN: 8:30 a.m.
AGENDA: PDF
CALL-IN INFORMATION:
Dial in: United States: 1 877 273 4202
ACCESS CODE395647778
WEBINARRegister Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3134061525775769089
BUDGET & PROJECT UPDATES: PDF


DATE: December 21, 2017
LOCATION: Conference call only
WHEN: 8:30 a.m.
AGENDA: PDF
CALL-IN INFORMATION: Dial in: United States: 1.877.273.4202
ACCESS CODE: 6517798
 

AGENDA: PDF
DRAFT MINUTES: PDF
BUDGET AND PROJECT UPDATES: PDF
OLD BUSINESS: PDF
NEW BUSINESS: PDF


 **NEW** Webinar: Environmental Review Process for Coal Board Applicants

Please join us for a live informational webinar for Coal Board applicants on the environmental review process on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 11 am. To register follow this link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9085708071184762626


For the June 20th meeting, if you have a presentation, photos, maps, or other visuals that you want to share during the public comment period or with your application, please provide your presentation one of two ways:

No later than June 5th, email your presentation or a link to your presentation if it is available on your website to DOCCB@mt.gov.

In lieu of electronic presentations, applicants and members of the public can bring hard copies of materials and presentations to the meeting. 


The March 22nd Coal Board meeting will be available via webinar. If you have a presentation, photos, maps, or other visuals that you want to share via webinar during the public comment period or with your application, please provide your presentation one of two ways:

No later than March 7th, email your presentation or a link to your presentation if it is available on your website to DOCCB@mt.gov. Presentation materials may be available to individuals viewing the webinar.

In lieu of electronic presentations, applicants and members of the public can bring hard copies of materials and presentations to the meeting.


The December 21st Coal Board meeting will be available via webinar. If you have a presentation, photos, maps, or other visuals that you want to share via webinar during the public comment period or with your application, please provide your presentation one of two ways:

No later than December 11th, email your presentation or a link to your presentation if it is available on your website to DOCCB@mt.gov. Presentation materials may be available to individuals viewing the webinar.

In lieu of electronic presentations, applicants and members of the public can bring hard copies of materials and presentations to the meeting.


UPCOMING MONTANA COAL BOARD MEETING DATES:

December 21, 2017 (rescheduled for January 18, 2018)
March 22, 2018
June 21, 2018 (rescheduled for June 20, 2018)
September 20, 2018
December 20, 2018

Please note that these dates will be confirmed by the Board at the meeting prior to the date listed.

 

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The Draft Community Development Block Grant Planning Grant Application and Guidelines for the 2018-2019 application cycle are now available. The Department of Commerce will hold a public hearing on April 5, 2018 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Room 228 of the Park Avenue Building at 301 South Park Avenue, Helena, Montana to consider the proposed adoption of the Draft 2018-2019 CDBG Planning Grant Application and Guidelines. The draft documents are available for review at the links below:

Draft CDBG Planning Grant Application

Draft CDBG Planning Grant Guidelines

Interested parties may comment on the proposed CDBG 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 5:00 p.m. on April 13, 2018. Comments may be submitted directly to the Department of Commerce, Community Development Division, 301 South Park Avenue, PO Box 200523, Helena, Montana 59620-0523; by telephone (406) 841-2770; TDD 841-2702; fax 841-2771; or by email DOCCDBG@mt.gov. Interested parties who cannot attend the public hearing in person may participate via conference call by following the directions below:

Dial In: 1 (877) 273-4202
Conference Room Number: 1728638

The Department 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 no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 4, 2018 to advise us of the nature of the accommodation needed. 

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 Updates coming soon!



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SAVE THE DATE...

October 25 & 26, 2018
Downtown Bozeman


CLICK HERE for more details and hotel reservation information!

 

For more information about how you can utilize these emails for your DBA member business, please contact Ellie Staley, Program Director at the Downtown Bozeman Partnership at ellie@downtownbozeman.org or at 406-586-4008. 

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Draft 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

The Montana Departments of Commerce and Public Health & Human Services announce the public comment period for the 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan. The 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan details to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) how the State of Montana intends to carry out its housing, economic, and community development goals and activities during plan year April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018. The 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan is available for public comment beginning July 24, 2017 through August 7, 2017. All comments must be submitted to Commerce no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2017. The 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan will be available electronically at: http://commerce.mt.gov/conplan/documents, in hardcopy by request, or at select locations around the state. These locations may be found on our website: http://commerce.mt.gov/conplan/repositories.

Comments may be submitted to the address or email below:

Montana Department of Commerce
Community Development Division
Attention: Con Plan
301 S. Park Avenue
PO Box 200523
Helena, MT 59620-0523
CDDConPlan@mt.gov

In addition, the Departments would like to invite you to participate in the public hearing for the 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan. This public hearing will provide an overview of the Annual Action Plan requirements, affected programs, public participation process and report; as well as solicit input from attendees regarding the plan on the use of funds to assist communities with housing, infrastructure, and economic development.

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017
Where: 301 S. Park Avenue, Room 226, Helena, MT
When: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Webinar: Register Here
Call-In Number: 1-866-952-8437
Access Code: 130-223-948


Draft 2016-2017 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

The Montana Departments of Commerce and Public Health & Human Services announce the public comment period for the Draft 2016-2017 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER is available for public comment beginning June 12, 2017 through June 26, 2017. The CAPER will be available electronically at: http://commerce.mt.gov/conplan/documents, in hardcopy by request, or at select locations around the state. These locations may be found on our website: http://commerce.mt.gov/conplan/repositories.

Comments may be submitted to the address or email below:

Montana Department of Commerce
Community Development Division
Attention: Con Plan
301 S Park Avenue
P.O. Box 200523
Helena, MT 59620-0523
CDDConPlan@mt.gov

In addition, the Departments would like to invite you to participate in the public hearing for the Draft 2016-2017 CAPER for program year April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. This public hearing will provide an overview of the CAPER requirements, affected programs, public participation process and report, as well as solicit input from attendees regarding the report on the use of funds to assist communities with housing, infrastructure, and economic development.

Date: Monday, June 19, 2017
Where: 301 S Park Avenue, Room 228, Helena, MT
When: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Webinar: Register Here
Call-In Number: 1-877-309-2074
Access Code: 839-539-284

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Quality Schools and Senate Bill 367

 

As you may know, House Bill 14 (HB14) was not transmitted out of the House; however, Senate Bill 367 (SB367) authorizes capital and infrastructure funding to complete various projects including $30 million for Quality Schools projects, $8.8 million for TSEP projects (that do not receive funding in House Bill 11), $5 million for state to community bond account grants, and various other projects.

 

The House Appropriations Committee meeting will be accepting public comment on SB367, a bonding bill that authorizes funding for capital and infrastructure projects statewide, and creating the state to community bond account for grants and state and local infrastructure accounts. Public comment regarding this bonding bill is scheduled for Friday, April 7, 2017 beginning at 8:00 a.m. in room 102 of the Capitol Building. The public hearing will allow time for project representatives to provide testimony to the committee. Please note, the committee will be hearing several bills and are likely to limit the amount of time available for public comment.  
 
If project representatives are unable to attend the hearing in person, you may submit written testimony for your project to DOCCDD@mt.gov which will be provided to the House Appropriations Committee at the hearing.  Please be sure to send all written testimony, if you are not able to attend, by 5:00 p.m. April 6, 2017.

 


On November 15, 2016, Governor Bullock released his 2019 Biennium Executive Budget. Included in Volume 8 of the Budget are the Governor’s recommendations to fund 9 school facility projects through the Quality Schools program, with a total appropriation of $5,413,013.98 for project during the 2019 Biennium.

The full Quality Schools program 2019 Biennium Report, including project funding recommendations for the 2019 Biennium project grants is now available on the Community Development Division website HERE.

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The Community Development Division has made available the draft 2018 Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) Application Guidelines and Grant Administration Manual for the 2021 Biennium. TSEP will be holding a public hearing to accept public comments on the draft guidelines and manual on April 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 228 of the Park Avenue Building, 301 South Park Avenue in Helena, Montana to consider the proposed adoption of the documents. Please visit http://comdev.mt.gov/Programs/TSEP to review the draft documents.

2018 TSEP Application Guidelines 

2018 TSEP Grant Administration Manual 

Interested parties may comment on the proposed documents by submitting their data, views, or arguments either orally or in writing at the hearing or throughout the comment period ending at 5:00 p.m. on April 13, 2018. Comments may be submitted directly to the Department of Commerce, Community Development Division, 301 South Park Avenue, PO Box 200523, Helena, Montana 59620-0523; by telephone (406) 841-2770; TDD 841-2702; by fax 841-2771; or by email TSEP@mt.gov. Interested parties who cannot attend the public hearing in person may participate via conference call following the connection information below:

Dial in: 1 (877) 273-4202
Conference Room ID: 7865396

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 p.m. on April 4, 2018 to advise us of the nature of the accommodation you need.

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The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the FY 2017 Rent Limits and Income Limits for HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Housing Trust Fund (HTF). All updated limits are effective as of June 15, 2017. They are available on the HUD Exchange at the links below:

  • 2017 HOME Income Limits (Link)
  • 2017 HOME Rent Limits (Link)
  • 2017 HTF Income Limits (Link)
  • 2017 HTF Rent Limits (Link)

CPD Income Calculator (Link)

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The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the FY 2017 Rent Limits and Income Limits for HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Housing Trust Fund (HTF). All updated limits are effective as of June 15, 2017. They are available on the HUD Exchanges at the links below:

  • 2017 HOME Income Limits (Link)
  • 2017 HOME Rent Limits (Link)
  • 2017 HTF Income Limits (Link)
  • 2017 HTF Rent Limits (Link)

CPD Income Calculator (Link)


HARD ROCK MINING IMPACT BOARD MEETING:

DATE & TIME:  TBA

LOCATION:  301 S Park Avenue, 2nd Floor, Room 228, Helena, MT

AGENDA:  Coming Soon


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION | MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
301 S PARK AVENUE | PO BOX 200523 | HELENA, MT 59620-0523 | P: 406.841.2770 | F: 406.841.2771 | TDD: 406.841.2702