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Broadband for Montana Schools Awards 2 Grants, Additional Funding Available

Schools can learn how to access funding during a Feb. 23 webinar

Internet fiber cables

Two Montana public schools have been awarded state match funds to pay for special construction charges for broadband upgrades, increasing Internet access for their students.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Commerce’s Treasure State Endowment Program Awards Planning Grants to 63 Montana Communities

The Missouri River flowing through Fort Benton.

Sixty-three Montana communities will share $900,000 in infrastructure planning grants through the Montana Department of Commerce’s Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) to assist with the financing of public facilities projects.

Monday, February 12, 2018

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

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

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

Montana Department of Commerce Announces $1.4 Million in Community Development Funds

Funding will help fix roadways, public schools, rural hospitals

Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Thursday announced that rural communities impacted by coal production and development across central and southwestern Montana have received $1.4 million in funding for critical projects.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

8 Montana Communities Strive for New Affordable Housing Developments

More than $27 million will be awarded in November

Housing development under construction

The Montana Board of Housing this week selected eight housing developers to submit full applications for Housing Credits, the primary source of funding for affordable housing development in the nation.

 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In Montana, Innovation is All Around Us

A man stands on a bluff near Sidney, Montana

Perhaps it’s one of Montana’s best-kept secrets, that our state has long been known as an incubator for innovation.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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