Department of Commerce

Montana Main Street Program

As a Main Street America Coordinating Program, the Montana Main Street Program is part of a powerful, grassroots network consisting of 45 Coordinating Programs and over 1600 neighborhoods and communities across the county committed to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. The Montana Main Street (MMS) program is dedicated to bettering the economic, historic, and cultural vitality of Montana downtowns through community development, revitalization, and historic preservation. MMS fosters  a comprehensive approach to restoring healthy community districts, and preserving the historic structures that contribute to Montana’s unique sense of place.

This is a membership program, in which communities identify a revitalization strategy and create targeted goals though local planning and organization with the aim of effective implementation and coordination.

Program members are eligible for competitive  grant funding with a 1:5 cost match, in addition to having the opportunity to participate in various workshops and conferences hosted by the Montana Department of Commerce.

Maximum Award Amount


Cost Matching


Eligible Applicants

Membership is open to all Montana communities addressing downtown revitalization through comprehensive planning and the implementation of related prioritized projects.

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