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City gets $893,809 in federal funds, but is it for the last time?

Phil Drake

The city of Great Falls, Montana recently received $893,809 in federal funds for community development and housing projects, but city officials and community development practioners worry that it may be the last time. Great Falls has used CDBG funds to create a revolving loan fund that is administered by the city and Neighborworks Great Falls, the largest nonprofit housing provider. The funds were also used for infrastructure improvements to sidewalks and streets. During that same period, HOME funds have been used to make rental units availbe to low- to moderate-income residents in the city. Unfortunately both these safety nets are slated for elimination in Trump's FY2018 Budget Proposal.