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Montana Grants Available

American Rescue Plan Act Montana Art Council Grant The Montana Arts Council is offering a one-time grant, using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), to Montana nonprofit arts organizations. The ARPA Organization grant will help support the day-to-day operating costs of Montana arts nonprofits as they continue to endure disruptions related to the COVID-19 epidemic. Funds for these grants have been awarded to the Montana Arts Council by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Eligible expenses for these grant funds are limited to any or all of the following:

  • Salary support, full or partial, for one or more staff positions
  • Fees and stipends for artists &/or contractual personnel to support the services they provide to organizations for specific activities
  • Facility costs such as rent and utilities
  • Costs associated with health and safety supplies for staff &/or visitors/audiences (e.g., personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, etc)
  • Marketing and promotional costs

The application deadline for ARPA Organization grants is Thursday, May 5, 2022 with a maximum award amount of $5,000. To learn more about the grant, and for application instructions, visit visit

Recovery Destination Event Grant: Tourism Grant Program
The Tourism Grant Program is excited to announce a Recovery Destination Event Grant Application Cycle to assist Montana’s communities for destination events and new events that will generate out-of-area, state, and/or country attendance and generate revenue. Each recovery destination event could be eligible for $5,000 up to $25,000 in tourism grant funds and a match is not required; however, awarded funds will be distributed on a reimbursement basis only for eligible costs which include and are limited to: advertisement and marketing costs, specific event infrastructure costs, and signage costs. The Recovery Destination Event Grant Application Cycle January 5, 2022 with submissions reviewed, scored, and awarded in an on-going basis until all available $500,000 of tourism grant funds are awarded or June 1st, 2022, whichever occurs first. For more information about the Recovery Destination Event Grand Application Cycle, eligibility requirements, and to view an on-demand workshop for the grant cycle please visit the Tourism Grant Program website.