Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary today announced the award of $281,519 in Big Sky Film grants to support the production of 21 new film and multimedia projects taking place in Montana.


Senator Jon Tester today announced that the Corporation for National and Community Service will grant Montana $3 million to support four nonprofits across the state. The AmeriCorps grants will support Montana Conservation Corps in Bozeman, Justice for Montanans and Montana State Park AmeriCorps in Helena, and FoodCorps Montana in Butte

Governor Bullock & Ag Development Council Award Additional $110,000 to Ag Businesses

Governor Steve Bullock and the Agriculture Development Council announced the recipients of $110,718 in grant funds through the Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) program. In all, seven agriculture businesses were awarded funds to assist with their development and growth.

Early career award goes to MSU scientist who investigates solar cell materials

A Montana State University faculty member who investigates new materials for solar cells has received an early career award from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Support Bozeman, Helena Business Development Projects and 23 New...

Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary announced the award of $210,000 in grants to support 23 new jobs and supplement business investments in Bozeman and Helena.

USDA Announces $30 Million Available for Food Entrepreneurs and Agricultural Producers to Develop New...

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is making $30 million available nationally to farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs to develop new product lines. Funding will be made available through USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program.

Tester calls for swift reauthorization of Native American Housing initiative

Senator Jon Tester released the following statement after the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), an initiative that awards block grants for tribes and tribal housing authorities, passed unanimously out of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee

Latest News Banner New Tourism Grant Program Improves Access to $1 Million Pool

The program is designed to strengthen the economy by developing and enhancing Montana’s nearly $4 billion tourism industry. But according to Meg O’Leary, director of the Department of Commerce, funding is available to a wide variety of businesses and organizations.

AG Businesses & Organizations Awarded More Than $260,000

In total, ten projects ranging from meat processing and dairy to food processing and organics were awarded funding. The council also announced that $110,000 in funding will be available with an application deadline of May 4, 2015.


While touring Montana with VA Secretary Bob McDonald, Senator Jon Tester hailed a $6 million grant that is being awarded to the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies to help end veterans homelessness in Montana.

Public Comment Period Open for State of Montana’s National Disaster Resilience Grant Application

The Montana Department of Commerce is preparing the State of Montana’s application for Community Development Block Grant – National Disaster Resilience (CDBG-NDR) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Governor Bullock and Director O’Leary Announce Over $1 Million in Economic Development Grants to...

Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary announced the award of $1.041 million in Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund grants to seven businesses for business growth and expansion plans.

SAF Grants $50,000 to Graduation Matters Montana

Superintendent Denise Juneau was at Big Sky High School in Missoula to announce that nonprofit Student Assistance Foundation (SAF) recently provided a $50,000 grant to support Graduation Matters Montana (GMM). This marks the second year that SAF has provided the funds to GMM, bringing the grand total to $100,000.

Baucus, Tester Applaud Affordable Housing Grants for Montana Native American Communities

Montana's U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester applauded significant housing grants for seven Native American communities in Montana. Baucus, a longtime supporter of the Indian Housing Block Grant Program, says nearly $21 million in grants will go toward building affordable housing on Montana's reservations.

Obama Administration Awards $2,184,918 in Homeless Grants Throughout Montana

WASHINGTON, DC - December 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Obama Administration today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is renewing grant funding needed to keep 19 local homeless assistance programs throughout Montana operating.



How Montana is Working to Break Down Barriers to Fair Housing

There’s no better place to live, work, and play than Montana. Building a successful life here starts with having an affordable and accessible place to call home. Still, for many Montanans finding a stable home can come with barriers. We know families are encountering rising housing costs, a low supply of affordable apartments, and housing choice barriers. Every day our teams here at the Montana Department of Commerce are working to break down these barriers and make access to safe housing affordable and accessible