COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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YOU HAVE A VISION FOR YOUR TOWN. WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE.

Since 2004, we have kept busy making sure the cities and towns in our region are realizing their full potential. Our mission has yielded experience in many kinds of activities, such as infrastructure grantwriting, letters of support, community town halls, and much more! We work closely with city councils and county commissioners across the region to shape our economic development strategy, also known as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). If you have something you want to see in your town or city that will improve their economy and quality of life, we want to help!

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SNAPSHOTS OF OUR COMMUNITIES

We like to take pictures sometimes when we travel to meetings in Conrad, Shelby, Choteau, Valier, Dutton, Fairfield, Cut Bank, Browning, and the rest of the wonderful locations in our region. Enjoy what our communities have to offer!

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Conrad Pathway

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GRANTS TO WATCH (FULL VERSION COMING SOON!)

Tribal Transit Program

$10 million available for public tribal public transportation in rural areas.

Point of Contact:

Deadline: 

August 25, 2021, 6:00:00 AM

Apply at:

(202) 366-2269

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Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program

$200,000 available per grant to start, improve or expand rural cooperatives through Cooperative Development Centers

Point of Contact:

Deadline: 

August 10, 2021, 6:00:00 AM

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Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants

HUD has $5 million available for neighborhood revitalization plans with focus on housing, people and neighborhoods.

Point of Contact:

Deadline: 

July 13, 2021, 6:00:00 AM

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Choice Neighborhoods

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Sweetgrass Cares Act Recovery Funding Program (SCARF)

Designed to address economic development resilience by assisting with funding match for public planning activities within the North Central Montana Economic Development District (NCMEDD)

Point of Contact:

Deadline: 

Apply at:

(406) 727-5173

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Shutter Venue Operator Grant (SVOG) Program

SVOG for small businesses, nonprofits, and venues Act through the Small Business Administration with over $16.2 billion available in economic relief.

Point of Contact:

Deadline: 

December 31, 2021, 7:00:00 AM

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Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Program

This grant helps transportation service companies to help with payroll, hiring, overhead and operational expenses

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Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE)

Helps rural communities expand economy and create high-wage jobs

Point of Contact:

Deadline: 

August 2, 2021, 6:00:00 PM

Apply at:

(406) 585-2580

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Indian Equity Fund Small Business Grants

"The Indian Equity Fund Small Business Grant is a grant to assist a start-up or expanding Native American business in Montana. This money can be used for a variety of activities such as the purchase of new equipment or the development of a new product line. A total of $320,000 is available to fund Native American businesses in Montana."

Point of Contact:

Deadline: 

August 31, 2021, 6:00:00 PM

Apply at:

(406) 841-2061

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Incumber Worker Training Program

"The Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) program is a grant funding resource, helping to off-set a portion of skills-based training costs for incumbent (existing) workers employed by Montana's small business. Businesses must demonstrate training will increase the worker's skill-level, result in a promotion or wage gain, or expand their business market/increase business revenue, with the intent of preserving existing jobs for Montana residents. Small business is defined as private sector, for-profit and non-profits, operating year-round, with no more than 50 employees statewide."

Point of Contact:

Deadline: 

June 20, 2021, 6:00:00 PM

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State CDBG-ED 2021

State CDBG program 2021 cycle.

Point of Contact:

Deadline: 

June 18, 2021, 6:00:00 PM

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SFY2022 Irrigation Development Grant

Developing, Improving and Sustaining Montana’s Irrigation Projects. Any project that further develops or sustains Irrigation in Montana can be funded up to $20,000 per project available. Private Applicants require a 1:1 dollar match.

Point of Contact:

Deadline: 

May 31, 2021, 11:00:00 PM

Apply at:

(406) 228-4129

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