Meetings, Events and Training

Hard Rock Mining Impact Board


The Hard Rock Mining Impact Board is in receipt of the draft financial guaranty for the Black Butte Copper Project. The Hard Rock Mining Impact Board has recommended modifications to the draft financial guaranty. During the Board’s October 10, 2019 meeting the Board requested that a draft financial guaranty with recommended modifications be opened for public comment and sent to the affected local governments prior to their approval. This document can be found on the Hard Rock Mining Impact Board website: The public comment period is open from October 11, 2019 to October 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Draft Black Butte Copper Project Financial Guaranty (link pdf attached)

Comments on the draft financial guaranty should be sent in writing by email or by mail:

Hard Rock Mining Impact Board
Department of Commerce, Community Development Division
PO Box 200523
301 S Park Ave
Helena, MT 59620-0523

Hard Rock Mining Impact Board

WHAT: Hard Rock Mining Impact Board Meeting
WHEN: October 30, 2019
TIME: 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Helena, MT

For meeting details and agenda, please visit the website at

For more questions please contact Community Development Division staff at 406.841.2770 or send an email to


Montana Coal Board

WHAT: MT Coal Board Quarterly Meeting
WHEN: December 12, 2019
TIME: 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Billings, MT

For meeting details and agenda, please visit the website at

For more questions please contact Community Development Division staff at 406.841.2770 or send an email to

Delivering Local Assistance

WHAT: Live Delivering Local Assistance Webinar
WHEN: September 5, 2019
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Live Webinar
For more information:
To register:
Webinar Presentation (PDF)

CDD Target Rate Calculation Resource

The Community Development Division (CDD) has updated the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Communities Survey (ACS) data set 2011-2015 for the calculation of local government target rates. The Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs use ACS information as the base data set to calculate applicant target rates for community infrastructure systems.

These calculated rates, along with other demographic information, are components of the review and analysis of applications submitted to the programs for funding requests. Applications to be submitted in 2018 or later for TSEP or CDBG programs must use the 2015 ACS data for the calculation of target rates for an applicant.

Please visit our website to review this information. Feel free to contact or 406.841.2770 if you have any questions.