NEW GRANTS MEAN BETTER PROJECTS!
Road Show Gets Three-Year Boost
Fantastic news came from Montana Senator Jon Tester's office on August 2, that MPA was offered a 3-year, $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support our Path Less Traveled: Montana Preservation Road Show!! This is a wonderful boost to our efforts to highlight best practices in heritage stewardship efforts happening in rural Montana and bring attention and assistance to those places in need of help. Many thanks to all our partners in this endeavor for your letters of support, assistance, advice, humor and patience. We look forward to working with you on this preservation road trip for many years to come!
And stay tuned for more information on our next Road Show, June 13-16, 2018 in the Flathead/Glacier region!
MPA Revolving Fund Business Plan
MPA is delighted to announce that the Montana Business Assistance Connection (MBAC) with a grant from the MT Dept. of Commerce Big Sky Trust Fund will assist MPA in creating a feasibility and implementation plan for our historic building redevelopment (revolving fund) program! With this plan in place, MPA will increase our efficiency and capacity to rescue, rehab, and put back into use Montana's historic buildings for many years to come. MPA purchased and rescued from demolition the Broadway Apartment building in Lewistown in 2015. The building is now stable and ready for a new owner. With that first rescue project under out belts, MPA is ready to work with MBAC to chart a steady course for our revolving fund to rescue Montana's historic buildings and put them back into productive use.
MPA is pleased to announce we are part of the Marlow Market development team for the Helena Business Improvement District. The team, led by CTA Architects and Engineers, will conduct a feasibility study for developing a year-round public market facility and business incubator in the downtown Helena Historic District. The Marlow Market is an important step in implementing the Downtown Master Plan and MPA is proud to help through the community outreach and site selection components of this project.