COMMUNITIES

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

Since 2004, a key part of our mission has been playing a supporting role as the cities and towns in our region realize their full potential. Our commitment 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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LETTERS OF SUPPORT

We want to help you succeed whether you are looking to repair a sidewalk or create a whole new attraction for your city or town. Talk to our staff today about your project so that we can write a letter of support for your grant! Here are just a few projects we have written in support of in years past...

  • Krysko Park, Shelby, Toole County

  • Meadowlark Park, Shelby, Toole County

  • Roadrunner Recreation Trail, Shelby, Toole County

  • Historic Town Hall, Shelby, Toole County

  • Champions Park, Shelby, Toole County

  • Sidewalks, Cascade, Cascade County

 

GRANT WATCH

Community Connect Grants

Rural areas in need of broadband service

Sarah Converse, Sweetgrass Economic Development

(406) 727-5173

Water & Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program

Rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less for drinking water, sewers, solid waste, storm water

Sarah Converse, Sweetgrass Economic Development

(406) 727-5173

December 4, 2021, 12:00:00 AM

The Montana Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program Grants

Funds to manage noxious weeds

Kim Antonick

(406 444 7291

landowners

December 31, 2021, 7:00:00 AM

Waste Management Funding

Solid waste management grant for public bodies, tribes, nonprofits, academic institutions. For landfills, training, technical help

Great Falls Rural Development

(406) 727 7580

June 1, 2022, 6:00:00 AM

Montana Historic Preservation Grant

Private or public entities to preserve historic sites, societies, or museums.

Montana Department of Commerce

(406) 841-2770

June 30, 2022, 6:00:00 AM

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)

Small business skills-based training. Funds available on first come, first serve basis

February 28, 2022, 7:00:00 AM

Rural Business Development Grants (RBDG)

Rural areas or towns with populations of 50,000 or less for training, technical assistance for business, project planning, market research, feasibility studies, product/service improvement, acqusition or development of land, easements, rights of way, construction, conversion, renovation, buildings, plants, machinery, equipment, access streets, roads, parking areas, utilties, pollution, start-up and working capital, distance learning, rural transportation, community economic development

Sarah Converse, Sweetgrass Economic Development

(406) 727-5173

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant

Community facilities including healthcare, town halls, courthouses, airport hangars, streets, childcare centers, fairgrounds, transitional housing, safety services (police, fire), education, libraries, museums, private schools, telemedicine, distance learning

Sarah Converse, Sweetgrass Economic Development

(406) 727-5173

January 6, 2022, 7:00:00 AM

Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund (NWTF) Grant Program

For noxious weed research, education/development and local cooperatives

December 9, 2021, 7:00:00 AM

Montana Main Street Planning and Project Grant

Community planning activities (master plan, seed money for improvement)

Montana Main Street

(406) 841-2770

December 20, 2021, 7:00:00 AM

Humanities Montana 3-Year Sustaining Grant

Support for ongoing programs such as radio, festivals, lecture series

Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE)

Farmers, ranchers, producers, professional development, research. See guidelines for specific November deadlines.