Developing Funding Opportunities in Montana

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New Montana childcare scholarship offers up to $2,000 for working families

If you have children between the first and fifth grade, the Elementary Out of School Time Child Care Scholarship helps cover a variety of programs, on top of licensed childcare. 

$1,000 of community funding available for survey takers

We will use the responses from this survey to provide business trainings and assess the needs of the region for long term planning. Anyone who owns, operates, or represents a business, nonprofit, or government entity, including the Blackfeet Tribe, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, Cascade, Glacier, Pondera, Teton, and Toole Counties, is invited to provide feedback. The community that provides the most responses by Friday, June 11th will receive $1,000 towards the project of their choice.

Montana American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Program Website and Call Center Launched

The website,, provides information on funding projects and grants under the purview of Montana’s four ARPA commissions: water and sewer, communications, economic stabilization and workforce development, and health and human services. The site also offers information about rental assistance and pandemic-related funding for K-12 education.

Montana’s Gianforte administration preps to distribute more than $1.6B in federal Covid-relief funds

Money for infrastructure, health care, workforce

New survey, new trainings, and new hires at Sweetgrass Development

Businesses, non-profits, and government entities in north-central Montana have a fresh opportunity to voice their needs, thanks to Sweetgrass Development. The community with the most survey responses by May 28 will receive $1,000 of project funding.

As Venture Dollars Grow, Steve Case Sees A Larger Landscape For Entrepreneurs in Underserved and Secondary Markets in the US

“The Rise of the Rest does not presume California will fall, just that there is more opportunity outside of just Silicon Valley,” Case said.

‘Marshall Plan for Indian Country’: Wave of federal money flows to reservations

This summer, Indian Country will receive the largest infusion of federal money in the history of the United States.

How cities, states, and tribes can boost entrepreneurship via the American Rescue Plan

While a significant amount of attention has rightfully gone to the $350 billion in flexible funding provided to states, counties, cities, and tribes in the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP), this historic bill also contains an important separate investment aimed at supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Big Sky Economic Development to receive U.S. Bank Foundation ‘Community Possible’ Grant

Big Sky Economic Development is a tremendous advocate for small business and workforce development, and we can’t think of a better partner to help us fulfill this work.” Bill Davies, U.S. Bank Regional President

Great Podcast with Will Price of Next Frontier Capital and Michael Fitzgerald of Submittable about the explosion of Montana Venture Capital

Well worth a listen.