Application Guidelines

  • The application packet includes instructions, a questionnaire, and a cost worksheet.Please read thoroughly and answer each question as completely as possible.
  • Each submitted application will be reviewed by MRA staff for eligibility for Tax Increment Financing Assistance in accordance with state urban renewal law.
  • If your project is eligible, the MRA staff will prepare a recommendation for the MRA Board of Commissioners to review.
  • The five-member MRA Board approves Tax Increment Assistance. The Board usually meets the third Thursday of each month.
  • Applications are due the first of each month to allow enough time for staff to review. 

Please contact an MRA Staff member to discuss your project before completing your application. Your project may qualify for assistance in more than one area.


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Code Compliance Program (CCP)

The purpose of the CCP is to encourage compliance with life-safety regulations adopted by The City of Missoula by subsidizing private efforts to repair and rehabilitate commercial property in accordance with life-safety codes. The CCP is only available in URD II

Commercial Rehabilitation Loan Program (CLRP)

Through the CLRP, MRA subsidizes interest rates on commercial loans to foster voluntary rehabilitation of eligible commercial properties. The CLRP is only available in URD II

Facade Improvement Program (FIP)

The objective of the FIP program is to encourage voluntary repair and rehabilitation of commercial, mixed-use and multi-family (minimum of 4 units) in URD's II and III in a way that advances the aesthetic environment and enhances the pedestrian experience. Additional objectives include expansion of the property tax base, stimulation of business and economic development and retention and expansion of employment in the district. Grants for any individual project may not exceed 25% or $50,000 (whichever is less) of the total project cost thereby ensuring significant private investment in any given project. The FIP is available in URD II and III only.


Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

MRA provides a means to finance public improvements related to urban renewal projects and to protect past public investments. Examples include acquisition, construction, demolition or improvements of land, streets alleys, curbs, gutters sidewalks, bicycle/pedestrian ways, parking facilities, water lines, and public buildings. TIF assistance is available in all the Missoula urban renewal districts.