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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

Intersection of Housing and Healthcare

In April 2019, the State of Montana was selected to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) Partnerships Implementation Track. The IAP, continuing through May 2020, is a technical assistance opportunity aiming to build capacity and enhance collaboration between a state’s Medicaid system and its housing agencies.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Governor Bullock Extends Directives Issued to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Directives Extended Through April 24 to Protect Montanans by Slowing the Spread of COVID-19

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today extended through April 24 Directives he issued to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by slowing the spread of the virus in Montana. The Directives were set to expire on April 10.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Commerce Announces 5 New Montana Main Street Communities

Havre, Mont.

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday that five Montana communities have been accepted to become affiliate members of the Montana Main Street Program. The program helps Montana communities strengthen and preserve historic downtown commercial districts by supporting economic development, urban revitalization and historic preservation through long-range planning, organization, design and promotion.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Survey: How should HUD dollars be used in Montana for housing and community development needs?

Participate in the 2020 Housing and Community Development Survey for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

The State of Montana is developing a five-year plan to guide policy and investment for housing, economic, and other community development. The five-year plan, also known as the “Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development” is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assess Montana’s needs and current conditions as well as to determine priorities and allocate HUD funding. 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Commerce Director Rice Announces Opening of New Montana Historic Preservation Grant Program

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice announced Wednesday the Department is now accepting applications for the Montana Historic Preservation Grant Program. The new grant program is designed to support the preservation of historical sites, societies and museums in Montana. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

17 Montana Communities Receive Grants to Plan Vital Infrastructure Projects

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Monday that 17 Montana communities will share more than $249,000 in planning grants through the Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) to facilitate the development of infrastructure projects across the state.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Commerce Director Rice Celebrates Newly-Renovated Affordable Homes in Lewistown

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice Wednesday joined local residents and community leaders in celebrating the grand opening of Lewistown’s Meadows Apartments, 35 newly-renovated affordable homes for seniors and individuals living with a disability.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Commerce Director Rice Announces $6.5 Million in Community Development Block Grant Awards to 14 Montana Communities

Fourteen Montana communities will share nearly $6.5 million in federal funds through the Montana Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant Program for local infrastructure, housing development, and job creation projects. 

Monday, July 8, 2019

3 Montana Communities Receive $1.2 Million to Support Business Growth

Two Montana counties and one city will share $1.2 million through the Montana Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant Economic Development Program (CDBG-ED) to assist local businesses and help them retain jobs. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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