Montana Community

Program Overview

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) planning grants are available to eligible counties, cities, and towns. Local governments may apply on behalf of special purpose districts (such as water or sewer districts), unincorporated areas, or on behalf of non-profit organizations (such as a human resource development council, an area agency on aging, a local domestic violence shelter, a boys and girls club, local food bank, hospital, nursing home, or a similar non-profit agency). Counties may also apply for planning grants on behalf of tribal utility authorities.

CDBG planning grants may be used for the preparation of plans, studies, training or research in any of these areas:

  • Growth Policies
  • Comprehensive Capital Improvement Plans (CCIP)
  • Subdivision Regulations
  • Zoning Regulations
  • Regional or Neighborhood Plans
  • Downtown Revitalization or Master Plans
  • Housing Plans
  • Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
  • Tax Increment Finance District (TIFD) and Targeted Economic Development District (TEDD)
  • Historic and Architectural Preservation Studies
  • ADA Self-Assessment Plans
  • Brownfield Redevelopment Plans
  • Preliminary Architectural Reports (PAR)
  • Preliminary Engineering Reports (PER)
  • Site-Specific Development Plans
  • Business Plans

301 S PARK AVENUE | PO BOX 200523 | HELENA, MT 59620-0523 | P: (406) 841-2770 | F: (406) 841-2771 | TDD: (406) 841-2702

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