MDT is committed to supporting Montana’s local governments through funding opportunities, technical support, letters of support (LOS) for grant applications, and more! Check out the local funding and discretionary grant support resources below and
State Funding for Local Infrastructure
Funding to support local infrastructure improvements was a top priority for the State of Montana during the 2023 legislative session. Through the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 536, House Bill (HB) 267, and HB 76, there are new state funding resources available to support this historic investment in Montana’s roads and bridges. Local governments statewide will benefit from improved transportation infrastructure under this funding, and it will ensure continued safety and efficiency for the traveling public.
Discretionary Grant Support
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed into law on November 15, 2021, reauthorizing federal surface transportation programs for the next five years. IIJA includes funding to rebuild and reinvest in our railways, public transit infrastructure, the safety of our transportation system, and invest billions in transformational projects that will create good-paying union jobs, grow the economy, and make our transportation system safer and more resilient. MDT has developed a Discretionary Grants Program website to share information, provide an easy form for local officials to request support, and help local entities understand and navigate the discretionary grant process.