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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

Emergency Housing Assistance Now Available for Montana Families Hardest Hit by COVID-19

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Friday that families who have suffered substantial financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 may now apply for rental assistance through the Emergency Housing Assistance program.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Commerce Awards Planning Grants to 9 Montana Communities

Main Street Twin Bridges Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that nine Montana communities will share more than $132,000 in planning grants through the Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP). The grants will be used to initiate the development of infrastructure projects in Montana communities.

Wednesday, April 15, 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

Department of Commerce Announces 29 Montana Communities to Receive Planning Grants

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday that 29 Montana communities will share more than $900,000 of federal grant funding through the Community Development Block Grant Program. These grants will support the planning of critical infrastructure and community development projects in Montana. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Department of Commerce Awards $1.3 Million in Grant Funds to Help Businesses Create and Retain Jobs

An historic hotel and rural community hospital will share $1.3 million in Community Development Block Grant-Economic Development grants to create and retain jobs, the Montana Department of Commerce announced Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, January 15, 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

Lt. Gov. Cooney and Commerce Director Rice Celebrate Groundbreaking of 85 Affordable Homes in Helena

Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, Commerce Director Tara Rice join Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins and other community leaders for the Red Alder groundbreaking.

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Tara Rice joined residents and community leaders Friday at a groundbreaking event to celebrate the future of Red Alder Residences, 85 new affordable homes for families and individuals in Helena.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Deadline Approaching for New Infrastructure Grant Program to Support Local Governments, Schools

Apply before Sept. 30

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Guest Column by Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice

Monday, August 12, 2019
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