The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which is directed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), supports community development efforts to build stronger and more resilient communities. CDBG activities may include clearance/acquisition, rehabilitation, and in some cases, new construction of housing.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is directed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Department of Commerce was awarded Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG CARES) to support communities as they respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible CDBG CARES activities should prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Primarily benefit Montanans whose incomes are low or moderate and avoid duplication of benefits from other local, state, or federal sources of funds.

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) is a block grant directed by HUD and is designed to create and rehabilitate affordable housing, as well as provide homebuyer assistance for very low- and low-income households.

The Housing Trust Fund Program (HTF), also directed by HUD, provides block grants for the production and preservation of affordable housing for extremely low-income households, including those with special needs, those who are homeless, and those who are at risk of homelessness.

The HOME Investment Partnerships American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP) is a HUD-directed block grant administered through HOME that provides funding for reducing homelessness and increasing housing stability.

The Emergency Shelter Facility Grant Program (ESFG) is directed by the Montana Department of Commerce and is a funding opportunity authorized by House Bill 5 of the 68th Legislative Session to award grant funding to nonprofit corporations that provide emergency shelter for those experiencing homelessness.