Long-Range Planning Subcommittee Meeting TSEP HB14
The Joint Appropriations Long-Range Planning (LRP) Subcommittee meeting will be accepting public comment on House Bill 14 (HB14). Public comment and review of the projects will begin Monday, January 16, 2017 for bridge projects, continuing with infrastructure projects that identify TSEP-only as a funding source (not-combined with RRGL), followed by infrastructure projects identifying TSEP funding combined with RRGL funding on January 17 and 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room 317B of the Capitol Building. Please see the attached schedule. Please note the schedule is subject to change.
The public hearing will allow time for project representatives, in rank order, to provide testimony to the subcommittee. Project representatives will have a limited amount of time to provide public comment (3 minutes of testimony is suggested to allow all project representatives time). If project representatives are unable to attend the hearing in person, you may submit written testimony for your project to Crystal Bridges at firstname.lastname@example.org.. Your testimony will be provided to the Long Range Planning subcommittee.
HB14 Local Infrastructure Grants and Loan Program
As a reminder, the Joint Appropriations Long-Range Planning (LRP) Subcommittee meeting will be accepting public comment on House Bill (HB14) regarding the new Local Infrastructure Grants and Loan Program, providing funding opportunities to local governments for infrastructure projects. This new program would be a solution for projects that were not recommended for infrastructure funding through infrastructure grant programs, such as the Treasure State Endowment Program, Renewable Resource Grant and Loan program, and Quality Schools, or newly identified local infrastructure projects. Public comment regarding this program is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room 317B of the Capital Building. Please note the schedule is subject to change.
If you are unable to attend the hearing in person, you may submit written testimony regarding this program to Crystal Bridges at email@example.com or DOCCDD@mt.gov. Your testimony will be provided to the Long Range Planning subcommittee.
On November 15, 2016, Governor Bullock released his 2019 Biennium Executive Budget. Included in Volume 4 of the Budget are the Governor’s recommendations to fund 24 infrastructure projects and 5 bridge projects through the Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP), with a total appropriation of $17,754,473 for project, planning, and emergency grants during the 2019 Biennium. The full Treasure State Endowment Program 2019 Biennium Report, including project funding recommendations for the 2019 Biennium and a status summary for all 2017 Biennium emergency, planning, and project grants is now available on the Community Development Division website HERE.