Architecture & Engineering

Building Montana


The Long-Range Building Program is the method for state agencies to fund major repair and capital development projects. The Montana Code Annotated mandates requirements for the Long-Range Building Program and Budget.

To be considered for project funding, before July 1st of the year preceding a legislative session, each state agency shall submit a proposed Long-Range Building Program request electronically to the Architecture and Engineering Division.

The LRBP proposal shall identify eligible projects prioritized in two categories:

Major Repair:
  • Renovation, alteration, replacement, or repair project(s) with a total cost of less than $2.5 million.
  • A new facility with a total construction cost of less than $250,000.
Capital Development:
  • Renovation, construction, alteration, site, or utility project with a total cost of $2.5 million or more.
  • A new facility with a construction cost of $250,000 or more.

 Assessment. If you are unsure if a building is LRBP eligible, please consult this Excel file: Excel Icon

A&E assists agencies in the development and completion of LRBP programming plans and objectives. Agencies are encouraged to reference these instructions and work with A&E in development and implementation of prioritized Major Repair and Capital Development LRBP project requests prior to the July 1st submittal deadline.

After July 1st , A&E works with the Office of Budget and Program Planning (OBPP) to review and evaluate project requests for feasibility, agency needs and increased operating costs.

Requests are then compiled into a single list of prioritized statewide project, assembled into the long-range building program format and submitted to the Governor for review prior to October 1st .

During the first week of each session the Governor shall submit to the legislature as part of the executive budget, the requests of all state agencies compiled in the form of a comprehensive long-range proposed building program for capital development.


General Info on the Long-Range Building Program
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Submission Instructions
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Submission Portal Training Video
Requst for Supplemental Funding - Instructions PDF Icon
LRBP Eligible Buildings PDF Icon
Project Cost Calculator
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PDF Icon  2020 Statewide Facility Inventory & Condition Assessment Report

PDF Icon  2022 Statewide Facility Inventory & Condition Assessment Report