Department of Commerce

Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Grants – Job Creation Grants

The Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Program (BSTF) Job Creation funds are awarded to local and tribal governments in the form of grants or loans to assist basic sector businesses in creating good paying jobs for Montana residents. This typically entails a minimum of 170% of the current minimum wage in Montana. Also, the amount award for each job created changes based on the designation of the county.

Maximum Award Amount

Varies:

High-poverty counties: Up to $7,500 for each eligible job created.

Non-poverty counties: Up to $5,000 for each eligible job created.

Cost Matching

1:2 (High-poverty Counties) 1:1 Non-poverty Counties

Eligible Applicants

Incorporated cities or towns, counties, consolidated governments, state or federally recognized tribal governments, and any entity with the authority to spend and receive public funds.

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