Department of Commerce Announces Community Development Block Grants for 8 Montana Towns, Cities and Counties

Tuesday, December 5, 2017/Categories: Community Development Division, Community Development Block Grant Program

HELENA, Mont. – Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote today announced $3.3 million in federal community development grants to assist eight local governments with projects to add or enhance important services for their communities.

Eight towns, cities and counties across the state will receive funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a federally-funded program Commerce administers for Montana.

“Montana’s vibrant communities are working hard to build stronger places for their residents to live and work,” said Director Haxby-Cote. “It’s exciting to see their plans produce tangible results across Montana, and it’s a privilege for Commerce to be part of the process.”

The CDBG program assists local governments with a range of community development initiatives such as affordable housing, job creation, public works, services for at-risk members of the community and plans for future growth.

Full List of Grant Recipients:

  • Beaverhead County, on behalf of the Jackson Water and Sewer District, received $294,000 for renovation of water system improvements, including construction of a new well house and transmission main connections.
  • The City of Hamilton received $450,000 for construction of an Early Head Start building, play area and drop-off loop.
  • The City of Helena received $450,000 for construction of a group home for supportive community living for up to eight adult residents at risk of homelessness.
  • The City of Roundup received $450,000 for improvements to the water distribution system.
  • Lewis and Clark County received $450,000 for renovation of an eight-unit, single-room occupancy residential group home for adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Phillips County received $320,000 for the rehabilitation of the Malta Opportunities, Inc. building that provides residential, day and transportation services to people with developmental disabilities.
  • Sanders County received $450,000 for centralized wastewater system replacement in the Town of Paradise.
  • The Town of Circle received $450,000 for phase 1 replacements of 6,600 linear feet of asbestos cement and cast iron main.

Learn more at the Community Development Block Grant website.


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