HELENA, Mont. (NMB) – The Montana Department of Commerce has announced more than $ 1 million in grants under its tourism grant program to strengthen local economies in 21 communities.

Several counties and towns along the Hi-Line were among the recipients:

  • Blaine County receives $ 34,303 to expand Blaine County Wildlife Museum
  • City of Glasgow and Valley County Historical Society receive $ 32,500 to rehabilitate the static outdoor exhibit of the T-33 aircraft in front of the Valley County Museum
  • Town of Shelby receives $ 12,325 to renovate exterior of historic Shelby Town Hall building
  • Stanford Open to receive $ 80,000 to build an elevated covered grandstand for the Judith Basin County Fairgrounds Arena
  • Glendive’s Frontier Gateway Museum receives $ 10,000 to generate talking trail points for the Talking Trail app

The tourism subsidy program is funded by the 4% accommodation use tax, commonly known as the “bed tax”.

Stay tuned to new media broadcasters later this week for more on the expansion of the Blaine County Wildlife Museum.

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