Department of Commerce

Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Grants- Planning Grants

The Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Program (BSTF) Planning funds are awarded to eligible applicants to assist with economic development planning efforts that promote long-term, stable economic growth in Montana. Applications which support a critical activity to move an economic development project forward and directly assist a basic sector company are the highest priority for the Department.

Maximum Award Amount

$25,000 (Recommended)

Cost Matching


Eligible Applicants

Certified Regional Development Corporations (CRDCs), Tribal Governments, and other economic development organizations, which are located in a county that is not part of a CRDC region and have been approved by the Department as meeting program eligibility requirements.

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