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Lt. Governor Cooney Visits Great Falls Public Library to Talk COVID-19 Response, 2020 Census Efforts

GREAT FALLS – Lt. Governor Mike Cooney today visited the Great Falls Public Library to see firsthand how the library is continuing to provide essential services to the public, including serving as a 2020 Census Be Counted Site and utilizing a $10,000 state Coronavirus Relief Fund grant to create a drive thru window to ensure Montanans have access to library services while minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Farewell to Montana Housing’s Bruce Brensdal

In the 25 years that Bruce Brensdal has led Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce, he’s overseen more than $4 billion in funding for affordable homes across the state. That’s meant thousands of Montana individuals and families have been able to access affordable and safe homes in communities in every corner of the state.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Categories: Montana Housing

Governor Bullock Announces New Loan Deferment Program for Montana Businesses

Bullock also announces additional support to increase state census count

Bozeman Main Street

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the creation of a loan deferment program to assist Montana businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Support for Local Meat Processors, Small Businesses and Local Governments Across Montana

CARES Act funding will be used to put more Montana meat on shelves and reimburse local governments for COVID-19 related expenses

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced funding through the federal CARES Act will be used to boost in-state processing and storage capacity for local meat processors, to provide additional financial assistance for small businesses, and to reimburse local governments for COVID-19 related expenses.

Friday, June 5, 2020

More than Half of Montana Households Have Responded to the 2020 Census

Fill out your Census at my2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020

A man fills out his Census form

More than half of Montana households have now self-responded to the 2020 Census, yet the state still lags behind the national average for responding to the once-in-a-decade count.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Rent, Mortgage Assistance Available to Montanans Impacted by COVID-19

Row of houses

Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce is reminding Montanans that $50 million is available for rent and mortgage assistance for Montanans who have lost a job or income as a result of COVID-19. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Montana to Enter Phase Two of Reopening Plan on June 1st

Montana Scenery

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the state will move to Phase Two of the Reopening the Big Sky plan and will lift the 14-day out-of-state travel quarantine beginning June 1 as Montana continues to have the lowest number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations per capita. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Montana Board of Housing Invites 8 Affordable Homes Properties to Apply for Federal Housing Credits

More than $32.2 million in credits will be awarded

The Montana Board of Housing met via webinar Tuesday for a public meeting to determine which communities and affiliated affordable rental properties will be invited to move forward with housing tax credit applications. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces $123 Million Available in Emergency Grants

Grants available May 7 to support homeowners, renters, small businesses, public services

Governor Steve Bullock

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that families, small businesses, non-profits, health services centers and individuals across Montana hardest-hit by impacts of COVID-19 will be eligible to apply for grants through nine new programs created in response to the emergency.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Plan to Begin Phased Reopening of Montana

Governor Steve Bullock today announced a gradual and phased reopening of the state beginning Sunday for individuals, and extending to businesses on Monday

Thursday, April 23, 2020
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