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Commerce Director Rice Announces $6.5 Million in Community Development Block Grant Awards to 14 Montana Communities

Monday, July 8, 2019/Categories: Community Development Block Grant Program

Fourteen Montana communities will share nearly $6.5 million in federal funds through the Montana Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant Program for local infrastructure, housing development, and job creation projects. 

“These dollars support local Montana communities by building the capacity, resiliency, and resources necessary to maintain strong and vibrant communities,” Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice said. 

The following communities have received CDBG grant funding:

  • Town of Dodson: $362,150 for the installation of an ultraviolet disinfection system and modifications of the wastewater lagoon.
  • Town of Geraldine: $450,000 for replacement of sewer lines, and installation of a new ultraviolet disinfection system.
  • Jefferson County: $450,000 for construction of a new water storage tank, installation of a new distribution system, and to drill new wells.
  • Lake County: $450,000 to construct 24 affordable homes.
  • City of Libby: $450,000 for installation of nearly 1,100 feet of water transmission main and 3,300 feet of other water lines.
  • Madison County: $450,000 to renovate the kitchen area of a nursing home in Ennis. 
  • Missoula County: $450,000 to construct a new YWCA facility for family housing and shelter.
  • Town of Plains: $286,000 for construction of protective barriers around lagoons.
  • Rosebud County: $850,000 to help Ashland Public School upgrade its heating and cooling system, electrical systems, and complete ADA improvements; while also retaining 24 jobs at the school.
  • City of Roundup: $450,000 for replacement of up to 6,600 feet of water lines.
  • Teton County: $450,000 for installation of new wells and a chlorination system.
  • Town of Whitehall: $450,000 for construction of a water treatment plant and drilling a new well.
  • Town of Winifred: $450,000 for construction of a 170,000-gallon water storage reservoir, a new pumphouse, and water main replacements.
  • Town of Winnett: $450,000 for a sewer main replacement and treatment upgrades.

Commerce’s CDBG Program provides funding and technical assistance to support local governments as they plan for future growth and development, develop specific plans for individual projects, and address community needs.

For more information, visit our website at COMDEV.MT.GOV.

 
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