Regional Assistance Program


The 2023 Montana Legislature directed the Montana Department of Commerce (“Department”) to establish a Regional Assistance Program (“RAP” or “Program”) by enacting Section 1(d) of SB 540. The Program is intended to assist the Regional Nonprofit Tourism Corporations (“Regions”) and Convention and Visitor Bureaus (“CVBs”) to: (i) build additional capacity; (ii) coordinate with the Department’s Destination MT Division (“Division”) on tourism strategies; (iii) collectively develop and enhance Rural and Under-visited tourism opportunities, including asset development and collaborative promotion, to increase visitor commerce; and (iv) generate community revenue for the benefit of local economies.

Thank you for submitting your Regional Assistance Program Grant. The application window is now closed. All submitted RAP Grant applications will be reviewed for completeness and evaluated on ranking criteria according to the Regional Assistance Program Guidelines. RAP Grant submissions are in review and applicants will be notified of application status soon.

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