Montana's CDBG Housing grants help local governments fund new construction or rehabilitation of single-family or multi-family housing projects that benefit low- to moderate-income (LMI) Montanans, i.e. individuals earning less than 80% of the area median income. CDBG offers two distinct types of housing grants, the annual CDBG Competitive Housing grant and the open, CDBG Noncompetitive Housing grant.
CDBG Large-Scale Multi-Family Housing Development and Rehabilitation Grants
This grant is intended for construction of large housing affordable housing projects. Typically these housing projects are large rental or single family development projects in which CDBG fills a funding gap and the maximum grant amount is $450,000. Annual applications for the CDBG Housing grants are due at the same time as the competitive Community and Public Facility grant applications.
CDBG Small-Scale Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation Grants
Successful applicants will qualify to access the CDBG Noncompetitive pool of funds for a period of five years. During that time, local governments are eligible to receive funds for construction or rehabilitation of owner-occupied or rental units that benefit low- to moderate-income households. There is no maximum grant amount and funds will be allocated based on the individual level of need and scope of project.