Southeastern Montana Communities Get $1.3 million Funding Boost

Southeastern Montana Development (SEMDC) announced last week that eight grant applications have recently been awarded into the SEMDC service region.

“These funding opportunities resulted in $1,357,500 being awarded to much needed projects in Southeastern Montana” noted Jim Atchison, Executive Director of SEMDC.  “Some of the eight grant applications were submitted over one year ago, so it’s exciting to see that the seeds we planted a long time ago are now being harvested for these communities and Coal Country.”

Some of the projects that benefited from these awards were the 1) Ashland Public School – $943,000 from the MT CDBG Program and the MT Coal Board; 2) Colstrip Medical Center – $55,000 from the MT Coal Board; 3) SEMDC Revolving Loan Fund – $250,000 from the federal EDA; 4) Colstrip Marketing Plan – $50,000 from both the EDA / MT Department of Commerce; and 5) Colstrip Energy Park – $50,000 from both the EDA / MT Department of Commerce.