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Department of Commerce, Butte-Silver Bow Partner to Open Shelter

$200,000 Grant, Local Contributions to Fund Shelter Through Harsh Winter

HELENA, Mont. – Low temperatures and heavy snowfall have created unsafe conditions for Butte’s homeless population, and the Department of Commerce is helping the community to address it by awarding grant funds to operate a shelter this winter.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Commerce’s HOME Program Expands Affordable Housing with Funding to 4 Montana Communities

A rendering of Butte's Copper Ridge Apartments.

Four Montana communities will receive grants through the Montana Department of Commerce’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program to assist with the development of affordable housing for Montanans.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Bitterroot Valley Hospital to Expand with $15 Million Bond Closing

A rendering of Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital's new surgical center.

Hamilton’s Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital will soon have a new operating room suite thanks to a $15 million bond issue financed through the Montana Facility Finance Authority’s (MFFA) Master Loan Program.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Department of Commerce Announces Community Development Block Grants for 8 Montana Towns, Cities and Counties

HELENA, Mont. – Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote today announced $3.3 million in federal community development grants to assist eight local governments with projects to add or enhance important services for their communities.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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Montana Main Street Program Grants Awarded to 9 Communities to Help Revitalize, Strengthen Downtowns

Downtown Lewistown, Montana

Nine Montana communities will share $100,000 in grants through the Montana Department of Commerce’s Montana Main Street Program, to support downtown revitalization and economic development projects.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Governor Bullock Continues Broadband Partnership

Governor's Office, Commerce, School Administrators team up with EducationSuperHighway

Students work in a computer lab.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017

Governor Bullock Launches Effort to Help Businesses and Communities Impacted by Wildfires

Bullock launches ‘Montana Business Disaster Recovery’ at businessrecovery.mt.gov

Seeley Lake, Montana (credit: Juan de Santa Anna)

Governor Steve Bullock today announced a collaborative effort across state government to help Montana businesses and communities impacted by wildfires access state resources to help minimize the economic impact.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Montana Department of Commerce Sponsors Training to Increase Homeownership on Tribal Land

Join the free training on Aug. 23

Houses on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

On August 23, Commerce’s Montana Board of Housing will sponsor a training focused on Indian Home Loans at the KwaTaqNuk Convention Center. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Governor Bullock Celebrates Groundbreaking of 35 Affordable Homes in Polson

New housing development to create jobs and provide affordable homes for hard-working Montanans

Polson Landing groundbreaking celebration

Standing on the site of what will become 35 affordable homes in Polson, Governor Steve Bullock today joined community leaders and private-sector partners to break ground on the Polson Landing Apartments.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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