Regional Assistance Program

Regional Assistance Program Guidelines (PDF)

These guidelines are currently in the Administrative Rules of Montana process. More information on the Regional Assistance Program and resources for applicants can be found below. 

This funding opportunity may be available after the Administrative Rules of the State of Montana process.

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.

Resources for Applicants: