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City/County Grants and Community Programs
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City and County Grants Services

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Many of the loan and grant programs administered by GCP benefit low- to moderate-income households based on HUD income guidelines.  Program services are often available through outside agencies that have received funding administered by GCP.  If you are interested in any of the services mentioned below, contact our office.  We will be happy to answer your questions and provide further direction for services.

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Community Development

This division includes Economic Development, Environmental Programs, Housing and Homelessness, and Public Improvements.

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Working with local and economic development organizations and lenders, the City and County may provide lower-interest rate loans as gap funding to assist businesses with start-up and expansion efforts that create jobs for primarily low- to moderate-income households based on HUD income guidelines.

Environmental Programs

EPA Logo Since 1998, the City of Missoula has provided grants and loans to cleanup contaminated land called Brownfields to encourage redevelopment of those properties to the benefit of the community.  The City and County also support energy-efficient building and office practices, while developing initiatives to support conservation throughout the community.

Housing and Homelessness

Over 75% of Missoulians cannot afford to buy a median-priced home in Missoula today.  Housing programs administered by GCP assist low- and moderate-income residents by constructing new homes and rental units, buying land, rehabHouseilitating homes that need repair, and providing homebuyer education and homeowner counseling.

Missoula has more homeless families and individuals than any other community in Montana.  Staff coordinate the At-Risk Housing Coalition, which works to address homelessness in our community and to connect citizens in need with available resources and services.

Public Improvements

Public Improvement projects include community infrastructure such as the constructionSidewalkon of curbs, sidewalks, parks, safe drinking water systems, and wastewater collection and treatment.  Projects also include the construction or rehabilitation of facilities for persons with special needs, homeless shelters, transitional housing units, group homes, and accessibility modifications for public buildings.  Assistance may be available for HUD-eligible households. 


Human Services

Services provided in this category include youth programs, such as the Forum for Children and Youth, Mental Health, and Public Services.

Youth Programs

Youth are Missoula's most valuable assets.  GCP staff assesses their needs and identifies programs, activities and strategies to help them become strongKids at play healthy adults.  Staff secure grants for trainings, workshops and youth services such as after school activities, media literacy education, mentoring, and school-based programming.  Coordination of activities throughout the community is a priority.

Mental Health

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Public Services

ChildcareLow- to moderate-income households may receive a variety of public services such as emergency food, childcare, health services, and youth and family services.  The types of services plus projects that provide a suitable living environment or have a particular urgency are funded through city, county, state, and federal dollars.



Information, Research & Analysis Services

In this area, staff services include but are not limited to the following:


Relationship Violence Services

Healthy Relationships

Staff participate in local coalitions such as Graduation Matters in Missoula, Youth Development Network, University Council on Student Assault, Missoula Family Violence Council, and the Make Your Move campaign's advisory council.

Free workshops and resources are provided for:


Crime Victim Advocacy (CVA)

The CVA program provides free and confidential assistance to victims of relationship violence, sexual assault, stalking, and property crime by offering advocacy and resource information in civil and criminal matters.  There are Criminal Advocates, Civil Advocates and Restitution Advocates that can assist with a variety of services.

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