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Commerce Director Rice Announces Opening of New Montana Historic Preservation Grant Program

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice announced Wednesday the Department is now accepting applications for the Montana Historic Preservation Grant Program. The new grant program is designed to support the preservation of historical sites, societies and museums in Montana. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Montana Department of Commerce Announces $15 Million to Develop Affordable Homes

Now accepting applications to the Multifamily Coal Trust Homes Program

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Monday that for the first time, state dollars are now available to develop affordable rental homes. Commerce’s Montana Housing is accepting applications for the Multifamily Coal Trust Homes Program. The new program makes available $15 million of Coal Tax Trust Fund dollars to develop affordable rental homes by providing developers with low-interest rate loans.

Monday, December 9, 2019

CDBG-Economic Development Application Deadline Approaching

Apply before December 18

Anaconda, Mont. main street

The Community Development Block Grant Economic Development program is accepting applications for job creation and employee training awards on a rolling basis until Dec. 18, 2019.

Friday, November 8, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau to Increase Field Wages for Montana Workers in December

Census worker

Beginning December 1, the U.S. Census Bureau will increase Census field workers’ pay rates across the country. In Montana, the wages will increase to a starting rate of $17 per hour for enumerators and $19.50 for those working in Cascade, Gallatin, Lewis and Clark, Missoula and Yellowstone Counties.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Public Comment Period Opens for New Historic Preservation Grant Program

Public hearing scheduled for December 2

Historic cabin in Montana

The Montana Historic Preservation Grant Program, created by the 2019 Legislature and signed by the governor, is designed to support public or private entities with the preservation of historic sites, historical societies, or history museums through grant funding.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Governor Bullock Announces $31.6 Million to Develop Affordable Homes in 6 Montana Communities

Members of the Montana Board of Housing

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that more than $31.6 million in federal housing tax credits will be allocated to six communities in Montana to preserve or build new affordable homes.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Lt. Governor Cooney, Departments of Commerce and Labor & Industry Partner to Hire Montana Census Workers

U.S. Census Bureau Promotes Hiring Week Oct. 21-27 to recruit Montana Census workers

Person filling out an application

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney, chairman of the Montana Census Complete Count Committee, today announced that the U.S. Census Bureau aims to hire thousands of Montanans by early next year to ensure every person in the state is counted during the 2020 Census.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Explore Montana Housing's New Website

HOUSING.MT.GOV

Montana Housing's new website displayed on a computer

Montana Housing unveiled its new, streamlined website today. You'll still find us at HOUSING.MT.GOV, but what you're looking for on the site, may be in a different spot. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Grant Deadlines Extended to Oct. 4

Delivering Local Assistance, Tourism Grants, Office of Indian Country Program Grants Included

Oct. 4 on the calendar

On September 29, 2019 Governor Steve Bullock issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Montana.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Lt. Gov. Cooney and Commerce Director Rice Celebrate Groundbreaking of 85 Affordable Homes in Helena

Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, Commerce Director Tara Rice join Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins and other community leaders for the Red Alder groundbreaking.

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Tara Rice joined residents and community leaders Friday at a groundbreaking event to celebrate the future of Red Alder Residences, 85 new affordable homes for families and individuals in Helena.

Friday, September 20, 2019
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