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About Community Assistance

The work of community building can be challenging. Resources are scarce, priorities compete and implementation can be difficult. Nevertheless, communities are increasingly working to become desirable, prosperous places to live… and they’re finding creative ways to do it.

Assistance projects provide communities with the tools and resources to spark meaningful on-the-ground progress, while building local capacity and creating success stories that inspire and inform other places.

We provide a range of services, including planning and design assistance, economic and market analysis, and community engagement. Each assistance project is taken on in close partnership with the selected community and tailored to meet specific local needs.

We use a competitive process to identify projects with a high likelihood of success. Projects should address a compelling need or opportunity, have clear and realistic goals, demonstrate buy-in and support of key partners and leadership, while offering a strong prospect for implementation.


Apply for Community Assistance

Every year, we offer a limited number of community assistance opportunities in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Colorado. This is an opportunity for local leaders to acquire necessary tools and information to build prosperous, livable communities. 

We are now accepting applications for community assistance projects. Applicants are encouraged to contact Jillian Sutherland (970-928-3411 or before submitting their application.

Applications are due Friday, March 1, 2019.  

Download the Application 

Attend the Webinar

We are offering a free webinar Friday, January 25, 2019 that will cover the details of the application process for community assistance. We will share successful past projects and answer your questions about the assistance program and the application process.

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