Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 4. Microbusiness Development Act

Microbusiness Finance Program -- Powers And Duties Of Department

17-6-406. Microbusiness finance program -- powers and duties of department. There is a microbusiness finance program administered by the department. The department shall adopt rules to implement the provisions of this part, including but not limited to:

(1) establishing criteria and procedures for certifying microbusiness development corporations;

(2) establishing criteria and procedures to select from competing development loan applications and to award development loans to certified microbusiness development corporations;

(3) establishing criteria and procedures to be followed by certified microbusiness development corporations that administer revolving loan funds supported by the program;

(4) determining the amount and method of computation and payment of interest rates charged to recipients of development loans and specifying amortization schedules and other terms and conditions for development loans as may be necessary;

(5) establishing criteria for determining nonperformance and declaring default in the administration of development loans and requiring the refund of defaulted development loan funds to the microbusiness development loan account;

(6) establishing criteria for satisfactory performance in development loan administration to determine eligibility for renewal of development loans or for additional development loans;

(7) establishing guidelines for maximum and minimum interest rates that may be charged by certified microbusiness development corporations on microbusiness loans; and

(8) dividing the state into not more than 12 multicounty service regions within each of which not more than one microbusiness development corporation may be funded at any time. However, a corporation that is funded as a statewide microbusiness development corporation under 17-6-408 may offer specialized services to constituents within regions or within an Indian reservation having a funded regional microbusiness development corporation.

History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 602, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 88, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 512, L. 1999.