HELENA, Mont. (NMB) – On Thursday, Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice announced that nearly two dozen communities will receive funding to strengthen local economies through tourism and outdoor recreation-related activities.
Funds totaling $750,000 will be awarded through this Tourism Grant Program, with many of the grants heading to communities on the Hi-Line.
Malta will receive $13,000 to restore a transportation stagecoach crafted by the Weisenhorn Carriage Company of Helena in 1890.
Shelby will receive $4,000 to design, construct and install a north entrance welcome sign to the city.
The Children’s Museum of Northeast Montana in Glasgow will receive $4,500 for exterior signage on the renovated museum’s exterior.
Blackfeet Manpower in Browning will receive nearly $30,000 to develop the Buffalo Calf Interpretive Visitor Center and install lighting and security in the campground.
On the Rocky Mountain Front, the Choteau Area Port Authority will receive $8,800 for brand development and marketing.
Timescale Adventures in Bynum will receive $53,700 to upgrade infrastructure at the Two Medicine Dinosaur Center.
In north-eastern Montana, Culbertson will receive $58,967 to develop a community fishing pond and walking path to enhance outdoor recreation activities.
The Daniels County Museum Association in Scobey will receive $28,788 to repair the Daniels County Museum & Pioneer Town Watts House.
The Sidney Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will receive $14,000 to enhance signage for wayfinding into and throughout Sidney.