The City of Red Lodge (City) received a federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award in the amount of $30,000 by the Montana Department of Commerce (MDOC) and has designated the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation (RLACF) as the sub-recipient of funding. In addition, RLACF received an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) award in the amount of $20,000 by Carbon County.

Contingent upon this award, the City / RLACF is requesting proposals for architectural and planning services to assist the governing body in this project in compliance with all applicable requirements under the Montana CDBG Program and ARPA.

Copies of the detailed request for proposals (RFP), including a description of the services to be provided by respondents, the minimum content of responses, and the factors to be used to evaluate the responses, can be obtained by contacting Robin Adams, RLACF Workforce Housing Coordinator, at or (406) 426-1983. A digital copy is available at

All responses to the detailed RFP must be submitted by January 13, 2021 to Tracy Timmons at 122 S Hauser Ave, Red Lodge, Montana 59068.

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What do we do?

Connecting with and informing the community to provide workforce housing services, programs, training, and education. Our mission is to increase the quality and choices of housing in Red Lodge, provide the community with awareness of housing issues, and expand housing opportunities through training and education.

Our goal is to maintain the integrity and uniqueness of Red Lodge’s small-town culture and strengthen its economic well-being by influencing the housing environment to be more affordable, attractive, stable, and accessible for the local workforce. We strive to be efficient and knowledgeable, working with the community to remain a trusted partner and respected authority on housing issues. The Workforce Housing Steering Committee is comprised of lenders, realtors, insurers, builders, the City, businesses, and highly engaged volunteers who donate their time and expertise. In addition to our steering committee we currently partner with USDA Rural Development, Trust Montana, Helena Area Habitat for Humanity, Home Center, and Altana Federal Credit Union, and Beartooth Electric Cooperative to educate and take action on housing solutions.

We have successfully facilitated the building of four permanently affordable housing units on community land trusts since 2016, with three more in progress in 2021. Dozens of households have benefitted from access to first time homebuyer education, financial literacy, and renter counseling resources. Currently we are hosting an Americorps VISTA member to focus on solutions to the shortage of both available and affordable long-term rentals in Carbon County.

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Although there are many important housing needs to be addressed in Red Lodge, the Workforce Housing Committee identified through a Housing Needs Assessment that the most pressing concern is with the existing and future workforce. Our local workforce includes teachers, nurses, and service employees who make our wonderful resort town thrive. Without these people, our economy would not survive and our infrastructure would diminish.


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If you have questions about this form and/or would like to clarify the information you provide, please contact Robin Adams at or (406) 426-1983.