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Public Comment Opens for CDBG Community Planning Program – 8/27 – 10AM – Online

Community Planning (Planning) grants support long-term, sustainability planning for housing, public infrastructure, community facilities, and economic development.

A reminder to Montana renters and landlords about evictions during COVID-19

Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce strives to work with landlords and tenants to make sure we can get through these challenging times together, with renters remaining in their homes and landlords receiving monthly payments.

Rural Counties Playing Catch-up with 2020 Census Response

Less than a quarter of rural counties have responded to the Census at a level matching or exceeding the national average. More than 50% of metropolitan counties have.

Small Business Grant Funding Opportunity – The Community Development Division and the Montana Main Street Program of the Montana Department of Commerce

A grant program to support brick-and-mortar businesses in commercial districts as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country.

Montana Department of Commerce Connect – Business Adaptability Grant Program Expands

Total funding available is $20 million.

Montana Housing Partners with NeighborWorks Montana to Boost Emergency Housing Assistance

“Commerce has a good, longstanding relationship with NeighborWorks Montana and we are excited this partnership will help us deliver housing assistance to more Montanans faster and more efficiently.” Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice

Montana film tax credit program gets mixed review by panel

“Montana’s film industry is a powerful tool for creating good-paying jobs and supporting small businesses in our communities,” Director Tara Rice said.

How You Can Help Increase Montana’s Census Count

Be Visible About Responding to the Census in a Safe Way

Film Industry Contributed $48 Million to Montana’s Economy in 2019-2020

The production of films, television shows and commercials contributed $47.6 million to Montana’s economy over the last 18 months according to a new independent report on the film industry’s impact commissioned by the Montana Department of Commerce.

Dillon, Montana turns down funding for tourism safety campaign

“We didn’t think we could add more to what’s already being done and still fulfill our mission as the Chamber of Commerce,” O’Brien said.