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Notice of Public Meeting

Published in Lewistown News Argus, October 8, 12; and in the Roundup Record Tribune and Winnett Times on October 12.

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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

In preparation for the October 1, 2023 to September 30, 2027 Area Plan on Aging, Area II Agency on Aging and Snowy Mountain Development invite you to provide public comment on the services and needs of older Montanans in local communities throughout the Planning and Service Area including the Counties of Fergus, Petroleum, Musselshell, Golden Valley, Wheatland, Judith Basin, Yellowstone, Carbon, Big Horn, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Crow Tribal Lands and Northern Cheyenne Tribal Lands. 

We want to hear what services are working well, what services are needed, and other issues affecting older Montanans in local communities within the Area II Agency on Aging Area of Service. We will hear public comments at the Snowy Mountain Development Joint Board Meeting on October 19, 2022 beginning at 10:00 A.M.:

Fergus County - Snowy Mountain Development Corporation, 507 W. Main Street, Lewistown, MT, 59457.

 
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This is a series of events and new panelists will provide unique information at each roundtable!

 

What:  The Strategic Teaming Alliance Roundtable is a resource for small businesses to learn how to team up and/or bid on government contracts available on or near the missile wing Air Force bases and beyond.

 

When: December 15, 2022, at 8 am MST

 

Where: Option 1: In person at Calvert Hotel, 216 7th Ave S., Lewistown, MT 59457

       Option 2: Virtual link coming soon

                 

Who:  Representatives from Northrop Grumman and other project partners on a panel to discuss the upcoming opportunities to small businesses. 

 

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND? 

  • Each STAR panel is unique and offers new presenters and perspectives

  • Meet new large and small contractors and learn how to connect

  • Learn about new opportunities nationally and on or near missile wing Air Force bases - (Cheyenne, FE Warren, Malmstrom and Minot)

  • Gain insight and information about the importance of registering with the large contractors, SAM.gov, and others to help you get noticed and propel your contracting opportunities.

  • Find out about free resources to help you on your journey

 
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What's Happening at SMDC?

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Contact us and let us know what you are looking for and can see what is available for your needs! 

CENTER FOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT ∙ BROWNFIELDS

On March 18th SMDC applied for supplemental Brownfields funding with hopes to be successful, so we may further redevelop and abate properties! On May 13th EPA announced the awardees, and in region 8 they granted a total of $27.4 million in assessment and cleanup funds. In which SMDC was awarded $3.9 million for cleanup. SMDC is one of the awardees that is not a government entity. If you have any questions about the program or how you can utilize these funds please contact us or visit our site!

 

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Leadership, Education & Training Center

Our next First Time Homebuyer Class will be back in November on the 14-16. If you want to attend a Homebuyer Education class, but are unable there is also an online option! Register today, so you may equip yourself with all the necessary tools and knowledge in the home purchasing process!

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

On April 4th, 2022, Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) replaced DUNS numbers. This update and the correlated changes to SAM.gov has caused multiple issues for those renewing or creating SAM registrations. Including registrations taking weeks to get updated and active additional steps to verify your business. Please be aware of these issues and reach out to one of our Government Contracting Advisors if you run into complications and we can help you work through them.

 

Please contact Josy at 406-535-2591! 

 

CLICK HERE TO VISIT SAM.GOV 

Calendar

Montana Food & Beverages Show

November 7

Click above to register and find out more information!

First Time Homebuyer schedule 2022-2023

  • November 14 - 16, 2022; 5:30 to 8:30 pm (Mon-Wed) at SMDC 

  • January. 9-11, 2023; 5:30 to 8:30 pm (Mon-Wed) at SMDC - 

  • March 13-15, 2023; 5:30 to 8:30 pm (Mon-Wed) at SMDC -

  • May 15 - 17, 2023; 5:30 to 8:30 pm (Mon-Wed) at SMDC 

  • Jul. 10-12, 2023; 5:30 to 8:30 pm (Mon-Wed) at SMDC 

  • September 11-13, 2023; 5:30 to 8:30 pm (Mon-Wed) at SMDC 

  • November 13-15, 2023; 5:30 to 8:30 pm (Mon-Wed) at SMDC

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

SMDC is a state Certified Regional Development Corporation and federally designated Economic Development District serving the six-county area of Judith Basin, Fergus, Petroleum, Wheatland, Golden Valley and Musselshell Counties. Our mission is to build economic and community capital across Central Montana. We are currently updating our 5 year planning documents known as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). 

 

The CEDS is a locally-based, regionally-driven economic development planning process and document that creates the space for our region to identify its strengths and weaknesses and brings together a diverse set of partners to generate good jobs, diversify the economy, and spur economic growth. Our goal for the planning process is to identify locally-grown strategies that will guide regional economic development, encourage partnerships and collaboration, and improve economic outcomes and overall quality of life for our Central Montana region.   

 

Click here to complete the CEDS Survey