The County Grants Administrator keeps tabs on the needs of the community and helps secure grant funding to make sure the county is better able to address those needs. The Grants Administrator's main functions are to inform county departments and non-profit organizations and community partners of potential grant opportunities, to assist with the grant application process, and to assist with county grant administration.
* NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - CDBG-CARES APPLICATION *
The Lewis and Clark County Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held within the Commission Chambers, Room 330 of the City-County Building, 316 North Park Avenue, Helena, Montana. A call-in option is also available, upon request. The meeting will serve to obtain public comment on the following proposal:
1. Consider a Resolution authorizing the submission of a Community Development Block Grant- CARES Grant (CDBG-CV) on behalf of Florence Crittenton and authorizing the Commission Chair to act on behalf of Lewis and Clark County for the grant application and award.
The public may submit written comments at or before the hearing or oral comments during the hearing. Written comments are encouraged by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021. Please mail written comments to the Community Development and Planning Department at 316 North Park Avenue, Helena, MT 59623, fax them to (406) 447-8398, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact Ann McCauley at (406) 447-8383 or email@example.com.
Annual Community Needs Assessment Meetings
Each year, Lewis and Clark County and the City of Helena co-host a Community Needs Assessment Public Meeting. This meeting is typically held in the first quarter of the year and is free and open to the public.
All local governments accessing Community Development funding through the U.S. Housing and Urban Development's CDBG and HOME programs are required to hold a set of public Community Needs Assessment events each year, including a general Community Needs Assessment meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to review existing community assets and to assess the challenges and issues faced in making our community a better place to live. The focus of general public meeting is to address matters related to housing, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, and community and public facilities. Community organizations and individuals are invited to present on current or anticipated projects that pertain to these focus areas, particularly those targeting low- and moderate-income residents. There is also a general discussion on prospective funding sources, including the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), the Montana Coal Endowment Program (MCEP), and other relevant programs that may be available.