COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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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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GRANT WATCH

More to come!

RCAC (Rural Community Assist. Corp)

Property acquisition, development, financing for public and non profit buildings, treatment centers, emergency & transitional housing, assisted living, human services, public safety, childcare, education, cultural

(916) 447-2854

Public & nonprofit

Community & Public Facility & Housing Block Grant

Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) for low to moderate households

Sarah Converse

(406) 727-5173

low to moderate income

October 4, 2021, 6:00:00 AM

Growth Through Agriculture (GTA)

Grants & Loans to strengthen and diversity agricultural industry through new products and processes.

agriculture facilities

March 31, 2022, 6:00:00 AM

ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act Econ Adj Assistance)

Assist communities & regions impacted by COVID

Economic Development Administration

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January 1, 2022, 6:30:00 AM

Targeted Covid Economic Injury Disaster Loan

up to $15,000 for small businesses. This is a grant that does not need to be repaid.

Small Business Administration

1-800-659-2955

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sole proprietors, independent, contractors, private, nonprofit organizations

Farm & Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN)

Mental health resources for farmers and ranchers

Montana Dept. of Agriculture

406 444 9126

mental health for farmers & ranchers

EIDL Microloans

Small business and childcare facilities

MT SBA

(406) 441-1081

Small businesses

November 2, 2022, 5:30:00 AM

Off-Farm Labor Housing Loans & Grants

New construction for domestic, retired & disabled farm laborers

Dennis McClure USDA Rural Development

202 482 5973

Farmers

March 31, 2022, 6:00:00 AM

REAP (Rural Energy for America Program)

For renewable energy systems, energy efficiency improvements or equipment and new system loans for agricultural productions & processing. Such as biomass, wind, HVAC, insulation, lighting, cooling, doors & windows, solar.

Jack Ceartin, Acting State Director

(406) 585-2580

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September 27, 2021, 6:00:00 PM

Agriculture Innovation Center Program

Grants used to provide technical assistance to help agricultural producers develop and market value-added products.

Honie Turner (202) 401-0088 or Gail Thuner (202) 690-2426

(202) 401-0088 or (202) 690-2426

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non-profits; for-profit corp., public bodies, higher education institutions

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)

Sarah Converse

(406) 727-5173

NCMEDD cities, counties, towns, water & sewer districts, Blackfeet Nation