City and County Grants Services
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.
- prepare and administer grant proposals and planning documents
- negotiate terms and manage contracts
- coordinate and facilitate service delivery among providers
- provide technical assistance to agencies and entities
- monitor program effectiveness
- provide direct services to victims of crime
- implement and manage grant-funded programs
- issue and respond to requests for proposals
- recommend allocation of resources
- submit mandated reports to State and Federal agencies
- identify human and public service needs by facilitating or participating in the work of ongoing coalitions and task forces, citizen groups, service providers, and public officials
- acquire and manage the necessary informational, technical, and financial resources needed to respond to identified community needs.
This division includes Economic Development, Environmental Programs, Housing and Homelessness, and Public Improvements.
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.
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.
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, rehabilitating 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 Improvement projects include community infrastructure such as the constructionon 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.
Services provided in this category include youth programs, such as the Forum for Children and Youth, Mental Health, and Public Services.
Youth are Missoula's most valuable assets. GCP staff assesses their needs and identifies programs, activities and strategies to help them become strong 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.
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Low- 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.
In this area, staff services include but are not limited to the following:
- Research, identify, and access announcements regarding grant opportunities
- Communicate to appropriate staff and city/county departments about grant opportunities
- Assist departments with grant application development including project management, writing, editing, layout, design, formatting, and compilation of grant proposal components
- Provide supporting material (e.g., written narrative, charts, research data) for grant applications
- Respond to requests for census, demographic, and related information needs
- Conduct studies using primary and secondary data and social science research methods
- Produce narrative, tabular, and graphical documents and reports
- Coordinate information-sharing among grant application partners
- Manage benchmark alerts and maintain content within Grants Management System (GMS) on behalf of departments, agencies, and programs for which Grant Acquisition assistance was provided
- Serve as clearinghouse of city and county profile data consistently used in grant applications
- Facilitate intra-and inter-agency teams for one-time ongoing projects
- Participate on working groups to assist with strategic program planning that utilizes research and analytical skills
Relationship Violence Services
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:
Power Up, Speak Out!
Coaching Boys into Men
Make Your Move
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.