Montana Community

Program Overview


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) planning grants are available to eligible counties, cities, and towns. Local governments may apply on behalf of special purpose districts (such as water or sewer districts), unincorporated areas, or on behalf of non-profit organizations (such as a human resource development council, an area agency on aging, a local domestic violence shelter, a boys and girls club, local food bank, hospital, nursing home, or a similar non-profit agency). Counties may also apply for planning grants on behalf of tribal utility authorities.

Local governments may apply for one (1) CDBG planning grant per funding cycle. Local governments with an open CDBG Housing, Public Facilities, or Economic Development planning grant from a previous funding cycle are ineligible to apply for an additional planning grant until their current planning project is completed and closed out. As consolidated governments, Butte-Silver Bow and Anaconda-Deer Lodge may have up to two (2) planning grants open at any given time.

CDBG planning grants may be used for the preparation of plans, studies, training or research in any of these areas:

  • Growth Policies
  • Comprehensive Capital Improvement Plans (CCIP)
  • Subdivision Regulations
  • Zoning Regulations
  • Regional or Neighborhood Plans
  • Downtown Revitalization or Master Plans
  • Housing Plans
  • Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
  • Tax Increment Finance District (TIFD) and Targeted Economic Development District (TEDD)
  • Historic and Architectural Preservation Studies
  • ADA Self-Assessment Plans
  • Brownfield Redevelopment Plans
  • Preliminary Architectural Reports (PAR)
  • Preliminary Engineering Reports (PER)
  • Site-Specific Development Plans
  • Business Plans

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