Montana Community

Applying for Grants

CDBG Small-Scale Housing Development and Rehabilitation 

CDBG Small-Scale Housing Development and Rehabilitation applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Local governments must submit narrative responses to the questions contained in the CDBG Application Guidelines and applicable supporting documentation. Once accepted, local governments may request funding for individual housing activities. Individual activities do not have a pre-established grant ceiling and awards are made based on the available funding and the documented need. 

CDBG Large-Scale Multi-Family Housing Development and Rehabilitation

CDBG Large-Scale Multi-Family Housing Development and Rehabilitation applications are accepted once a year and a maximum of $450,000 may be awarded to any single project. To apply for any of the funding approved through the competitive ranking process, eligible applicant must submit an application containing the material required in the current CDBG Application Guidelines. 

Commerce staff will review CDBG applications for technical and financial feasibility, the extent to which the proposed project relates to each of the ranking criteria, and conformance to federal and State CDBG requirements. Recommendations of CDBG funding are based in part upon an analysis of the applicant’s proposed level of local financial  participation; however the maximum grant award will not exceed $450,000. Individual grants will be awarded only in amounts appropriate to the scope of the identified problem, the proposed project activities, and the needs, resources and administrative capacity of the applicant. The actual number and types of awards will be subject to funding availability and the minimum ranking score assigned to the applicant during the review. The applicant may not submit any additional information after the application deadline unless requested by Commerce staff in order to clarify information already presented in the application. 

Successful applicants must comply with all applicable parts of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §5301, et seq.; the applicable Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations, including, but not limited to 24 CFR Part 570 and Form HUD-4010; all administrative directives and procedures established by the Department, including the most recent version of the Grant Administration Manual; and all other applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, administrative directives, procedures, ordinances, or resolutions. Projects must be completed in accordance with the applicable local, state, and federal laws.

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