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ARPA Economic Transformation, Stabilization and Workforce Development Advisory Commission Meeting – 7/21 – 9AM State Capital and Zoom

During the July 21 meeting, the Commission will review proposals for the economic transformation and stabilization and workforce development programs. The Economic Transformation, Stabilization and Workforce Development Advisory Commission is responsible for reviewing proposals for funding using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Commission recommendations for funding are then submitted to the governor for consideration.

ARPA Infrastructure Advisory Commission (Water and Sewer Grants) to hold meeting July 27 – 9AM – Helena – State Capital and Online

During the July 27 meeting, the Commission will discuss public comments, review outreach activities, and summarize applications received.

Montana Department of Commerce – ARPA Water and Sewer Grants

Based on public comment feedback, DNRC has finalized the ranking for the competitive grants. The final ranking criteria for match will be as follows: 

2022 Montana Indian Equity Fund Small Business Grant Program – Montana Department of Commerce

Funds may be used for the purchase of land, building and equipment, assets including furnishings, equipment and technology and selected use of working capital and business operations.

The Small Business Webinar Series: Targeting Alternate Talent Pools – July 1 – 11:30 – Webinar

We’ll explore how seeking out underserved or untapped communities can help get your organization to full staffing.

Montana Department of Commerce Announces Grants to Grow 14 Native American-Owned Small Businesses

“Native-owned and tourism-related businesses were hit especially hard by COVID-19,” Commerce Director Scott Osterman said. “As these businesses look ahead to a brighter future, they will be more prepared with the digital resources and tools they need to reach and serve the modern-day traveler.”

Made in Montana – June Monthly: Wholesale Pricing, Tradeshow Tips, Upcoming Events

Upcoming Shows

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Montana Governor Greg Gianforte’s Goal: One Year, 10,000 Jobs, 50K Salaries

The Comeback Plan strives to boost the state’s economy, cuts taxes, roll back regulations, expand concealed carry of firearms and restrict access to abortion, among other social and fiscal policies.

Montana Department of Commerce Awards $25 Million of Infrastructure Grant Funding to 47 Montana Communities

“Commerce is proud to partner with Montana communities to ensure the affordability of important projects like these,” Commerce Director Scott Osterman said. “These grants will help local communities address infrastructure and public facility needs while promoting the health and safety of residents across Montana.”

MT DoC and HHS Public Comment Hearings 6/22 and 6/23 – 11AM – Online

To participate in one or both public hearings via webinar, please register. To participate via phone, please follow dial-in instructions