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Great Falls receives $8,000 grant for Pedlet Project

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The Montana Department of Commerce announced nine communities will share $100,000 in grants as a part of the Montana Main Street Program to support downtown revitalization and economic development projects.

As one of the nine communities, the City of Great Falls was awarded $8,000 for phase II of the Pedlet Placemaking Project that develops outdoor seating and supports the growth of local downtown business.

Other communities that are recipients of the Montana Main Street Program awards include the City of Boulder, Butte-Silver Bow County, City of Dillon, City of Glasgow, City of Kalispell, City of Lewiston, City of Shelby, and the City of Stevensville.

According to the Montana Department of Commerce, Montana's Main Street Program was established in 2005 and serves 27 communities across the state, combining Department of Commerce goals of creating and maintaining vibrant and charming Montana communities. The Department of Commerce says the program offers technical assistance and expertise to all Montana communities and awards competitive grant funding to member communities actively working on downtown revitalization, economic development, and historic preservation.

"Montanans cherish our charming, vibrant downtowns and visitors seek them out," Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote said, "These small grants go a long way in assisting communities with strengthening and preserving historic downtowns with an eye toward the future."

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