A new infrastructure program created by the 2019 Legislature and signed by the governor will support Montana communities impacted by natural resource development. The Delivering Local Assistance Program will award grants to local governments and schools to address needed facility and community infrastructure investments.
The Montana Department of Commerce is working to implement this new program, and has now opened the public comment period for the rule making process that will administer the Delivering Local Assistance Program. A draft program application and guidelines are also available for review.
The Department will host a public hearing June 13, 2019, at 1:30 p.m to consider the proposed amendment of the above-stated rule. The June 13 hearing will take place at 301 S. Park Ave., Room 228, Helena, Montana. For those who cannot attend in person, the following conference call line is available: 1-877-273-4202, Access Code: 826-455-926. Click here to read the full administrative rule notice.
Concerned persons may present their data, views, or arguments orally or in writing at the hearing. Written data, views, or arguments may be submitted and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 21, 2019 to:
Department of Commerce
301 South Park Avenue
P.O. Box 200501
Helena, Montana 59620-0533
Telephone 406-841-2596; Fax 406-841-2871; TDD 406-841-2702
The Department of Commerce will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this rulemaking process or need an alternative accessible format of this notice. If you require an accommodation, contact the Department of Commerce no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 11, 2019, to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that you need. Please contact Bonnie Martello or e-mail DOCAdministrativeRules@mt.gov.