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Commerce Department Launches Program to Provide Legal Assistance for Montanans Facing Pandemic-Related Evictions

MONTANA – The Montana Department of Commerce announced Tuesday a new partnership with the Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) to form the Montana Eviction Intervention Project, a new program that will provide civil legal assistance for Montanans facing evictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Deadline Approaching to Apply for Rent, Mortgage Assistance

Emergency Housing Assistance Application Deadline is Nov. 10

MONTANA – Montanans who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for rent and mortgage payment assistance, but time is running out to apply for the monthly assistance. The Montana Department of Commerce announced Wednesday all applications must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces $32.4 Million to Develop Affordable Homes in 5 Montana Communities

MONTANA - Governor Steve Bullock today announced more than $32.4 million in federal housing tax credits will be allocated to developments in five communities in Montana to preserve or build more than 160 new affordable homes.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Montana Department of Commerce Tourism Grant Program Now Open

Apply from Oct. 15-Nov. 30

Downtown Red Lodge

Montana Commerce Department Director Tara Rice today announced the Department will begin accepting applications for the Tourism Grant Program from Thursday, October 15 through November 30 for the 2021 grant cycle.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Last Chance to Respond to the 2020 Census and Make it Count for Montana

Fill out the Census before Thursday, Oct. 15

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The Montana Department of Commerce and the State Complete Count Committee are urging every Montanan to respond to the 2020 Census before the end of the day on Thursday, October 15.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces 45 School, Community Infrastructure Projects Now Underway

Delivering Local Assistance program funds $21.5 million in critical infrastructure

St. Ignatius school district received a DLA grant

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that 45 critical infrastructure projects totaling $21.5 million are now shovel ready and under contract with the Montana Department of Commerce to receive funding through the Delivering Local Assistance program. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Governor Bullock Highlights Critical Infrastructure Investments as 70 Construction Projects Begin Across Montana

Lockwood Sewer and Water District improvement, project to establish Billings Bypass support economic vitality, create good paying jobs

Infrastructure Project

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today visited critical infrastructure projects to improve the Lockwood Sewer and Water District and the early construction of the Yellowstone River Bridge segment of the Billings Bypass to highlight how infrastructure investments across the state are supporting economic vitality and fostering good-paying jobs.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Commerce Department Announces $3 Million Now Available to Support Montana Businesses to Refill Jobs Lost Due to Pandemic Impacts

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Coffee shop in Fort Benton

Montana businesses are now eligible to apply for workforce recovery grant dollars to help companies refill jobs that were lost due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montana Department of Commerce has launched a temporary Workforce Recovery grant program as part of the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF). Montana businesses are now eligible to apply for workforce recovery grant dollars to help companies refill jobs that were lost due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montana Department of Commerce has launched a temporary Workforce Recovery grant program as part of the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF). 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Montana Housing Announces $550,000 to Support Housing Choice Voucher and Veterans Program Renters and Landlords

Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce announced Thursday two new housing assistance programs that will provide at least $550,000 of federal CARES Act funding for deposit assistance and assistance for repairs and upgrades for renters and landlords who participate in the Housing Choice Voucher, Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH), and Mainstream Voucher programs.  

Friday, September 18, 2020

2022 Qualified Allocation Plan Public Comment Period

Starting September 16, 2020 to October 15, 2020, Montana Housing will accept and record public comments regarding the Housing Credit Program 2022 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP). All comments will be given due consideration in the final 2022 QAP to be presented to the Montana Board of Housing on November 2, 2020.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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