With more than $2,940.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $2,566.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in Montana. There are 31,670 business establishments in the state of Montana, and they break down to the following:

Montana Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 20,187 registered businesses in Montana have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 5,157 registered businesses in Montana have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 2,976 registered businesses in Montana have 10-19 employees.
  • 2,077 registered businesses in Montana have 20-99 employees.
  • 485 registered businesses in Montana have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 788 registered businesses in Montana have over 500 employees.

Montana Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 3,545 registered businesses in Montana are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 1,699 registered businesses in Montana are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 3,349 registered businesses in Montana are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 3,074 registered businesses in Montana are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 30,000 farms in the state of Montana.

Starting and managing a small business in Montana is not an easy task. Over $10,654,179,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of Montana and more than 3,127 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in Montana, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in Montana, contact Montana financial aid agencies, or

Access Applicant Portal

Current online applicants in Montana are browsing from the following cities: West Yellowstone, Inverness, Fishtail, Lower Ellis Place, Virginia City, Brady, Frazer, Worden, Edgar, Townsend

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
The BLM Montana Dakotas Cultural Heritage and Paleontology Programs (apply)

Funding Number: L22AS00292
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Category: Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $10,000
Montana Partners for Conservation Fiscal Year 22 (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MT MULTI 22 NOFO0001164
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $3,000,000
Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2022 – MONTANA (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MT CIG 22 NOFO0001142
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $75,000
Watershed Planning Capacity in Montana (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MT MULTI 21 NOFO0001063
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $5,000,000
Montana State Conservation Innovation Grants (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MT CIG 21 NOFO0001074
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $75,000
Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 – Montana (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MT CIG 20 NOFO0001024
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $75,000
Montana/Dakotas Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management (apply)

Funding Number: L20AS00095
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Category: Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $100,000
Montana/Dakotas Rangeland Resource Management (apply)

Funding Number: L20AS00083
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Category: Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $100,000
Montana/Dakotas Wildlife Resource Management (apply)

Funding Number: L20AS00076
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Category: Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $700,000
Montana/Dakotas Invasive and Noxious Management (apply)

Funding Number: L20AS00073
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Category: Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $150,000

 

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