Montana Community

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The Montana Department of Commerce announces the public comment period for the 2018-2019 Application and Administration of the Community Development Grant Block (CDBG) - Public Facilities Projects and Affordable Housing Development Projects. The 2018-2019 Application and Administration of CDBG Public Facilities Projects and Affordable Housing Projects are available online:

CDBG Grant Administration
CDBG Public Facilities Projects Application
CDBG Affordable Housing Projects Application
Summary of 18-19 Changes

The public comment period is open through December 14, 2018. Interested persons may submit their data, views, or arguments either orally or in writing at the hearing. Written data, views, or arguments may also be submitted to the following address no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 14, 2018:

Department of Commerce
Legal Department
301 South Park Avenue
P.O. Box 2002501
Helena, Montana 59620-0523
Telephone: 406-841-2596
TDD: 841-2702
Fax: 406-841-2771

In addition, the Department would like to invite you to participate in the public hearing for the 2018-2019 Application and Administration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - Public Facilities Projects and Affordable Housing Development Projects. This public hearing will provide an overview of the draft revisions as well as solicit input from attendees regarding the draft revisions. 

The public hearing will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at 301 S. Park Avenue, Room 228, Helena, MT. If you are unable to attend in person, a webinar has been set up to allow for distance participation in the public hearing. To register for the webinar, follow the link below, and sign up at least 15 minutes prior to the start. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. 

Register Here

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program was established by Congress as part of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development was charged with overseeing administering this program and annually allocates funding to cities, towns and counties. This Act was amended in 1981 to permit states to provide CDBG funds to cities, towns, and counties with a population fewer than 50,000 residents. In partnership with local governments and a host of stakeholders, the Montana Department of Commerce administers CDBG funds on behalf of the State of Montana. 

Under the State CDBG Program, states award grants to cities, towns, and counties to develop and preserve decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create and retain jobs. CDBG provides funding and technical assistance to help local governments plan for future growth and development, develop specific plans for individual projects, and take action to address community needs.

Our goal is to help empower local governments and communities across the state by building the capacity, resiliency, and resource base necessary to develop strong, vibrant communities and fund projects that principally benefit Montana’s low- to moderate-income households and individuals.

301 S PARK AVENUE | PO BOX 200523 | HELENA, MT 59620-0523 | P: 406.841.2770 | F: 406.841.2771 | TDD: 406.841.2702