The Montana Department of Commerce funds Montana-based businesses through two Big Sky Trust Fund (BSTF) grant opportunities: job creation and planning. These grants are tailored for specific business activities such as planning future expansions, designing new products or manufacturing systems, planning a new building, and hiring new employees. Prospera is a designated Certified Regional Development Corporation (CRDC) that can help you navigate and secure these grants.
Designed to help bring high-paying jobs to Montana, these grants are ideal for local businesses that are growing fast and looking to add six or more new, full-time jobs over the next 12 to 24 months. Job creation grants have matching fund requirements and are submitted via a local government sponsor. Visit with Prospera to see if your business is a good fit for this funding.FACTSHEET (BSTF) JOB CREATION GRANT
If you need to hire an architect, engineer, or outside expert to help you plan a business expansion or conduct a feasibility study or manufacturing plan, a planning grant might be a good fit for your business. Planning grants can also be used for downtown master plans and pre-production film projects. Planning grants are not retro-active, and grants require a 50% cash match to be eligible.FACTSHEET BSTF PLANNING GRANTS
Contact our team of business experts at Prospera to learn more. Call us at 406-587-3113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.