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NPS CHALLENGE GRANTS FOR MONTANA LEWIS AND CLARK PROJECTS - 4/18/05

    HELENA—Montana has 35 of the 102 projects nationwide that will receive 2005 grants from the National Park Service for Lewis and Clark Bicentennial events and will receive $1.5 million of the $4.4 million available, Montana Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission Executive Director Clint Blackwood announced Monday.

    “We are very pleased with the success of our grant application process,” Blackwood said. “This is the first of the two years that Montana will be at the heart of the national Lewis and Clark commemoration, and these grants reflect the quality of Montana’s events.”

    The grants are from the 2005 Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Challenge Cost Share Project, which is administered by the National Park Service.

    “Last year Montana received $968,750 in grants from the Park Service, so we are very pleased with the $1.5 million awarded this year,” Commission Chairman Homer Staves of Billings said.

    Montana’s two national Lewis and Clark Signature Events, “Explore! the Big Sky” in 2005 in the Great Falls area, and “Clark on the Yellowstone” in the Billing’s area were awarded $100,000 each. Last year “Explore” received $75,000 and “Clark” received $50,000.

    The grants are competitive and must be matched dollar for dollar by local cash and in-kind contributions, Blackwood said.

    “The commission knows that many people have been working hard on Lewis and Clark events in Montana for many years,” Blackwood said. “We are now starting to see that hard work pay off.”

    Here are the Montana projects funded for 2005 and the amount:

    • Garden Site Development for Sacajawea Statue - $5,000
    • Lewis & Clark Festival in Lima - $1,000
    • Encounter the Bitterroot Salish 2005 - $30,000
    • Explore! the Big Sky Signature Event Great Falls to Fort Benton- $100,000
    • Madison County Interpretive Park - $3,000
    • Montana's Bicentennial Legacy Report - $13,000
    • Interpretive Center at Pompeys Pillar - $170,000
    • Travelers' Rest Visitor & Interpretive Services Missoula area- $100,000
    • Travelers' Rest Education - $25,000
    • Clark on the Yellowstone Signature Event Billings area- $100,000
    • Completing the Journey - Helping Tribes Benefit from the L&C Bicentennial in Montana - $55,000
    • Contemporary Native American Art - Reflections After Lewis & Clark - $7,000
    • After Lewis & Clark in Columbia River Country - $40,000
    • Missouri Headwaters Legacy Trail Project - $30,000
    • Camp Fortunate Interpretive Center - $60,000
    • Lewis and Clark Historical Signage - $6,000
    • Lessons Learned from the Stories of the Expedition - $250,000
    • Rounding Out the Story - $40,000
    • Special Events at Travelers' Rest - $10,000
    • Ross' Hole Interpretive Project - $20,000
    • A Rock by any other Name: Understanding Lewis & Clark's Geography, Geology and Navigation in Montana (Phase II) - $7,000
    • Indian Voices II & Haynes-Clark Exhibits - $12,000
    • Giant Springs State Park Interpretive Program - $15,000
    • Lewis & Clark in the Rockies - Festival - $10,000
    • Re-living the Bitterroot Expedition - $3,000
    • Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center Foundation Expansion - $150,000
    • Lewis & Clark Speakers Bureau and Reading and Discussion Programs - $15,000
    • Neither Empty Nor Unknown: Montana at the Time of Lewis & Clark - $75,000
    • Teaching Resources for Trail Tribes - $40,000
    • Ii-chi-wee-iitchee (Good Stories) - $15,000
    • Rocky Boy Tourism Visitor Information Center - $25,000
    • The Montana Garden - $20,000
    • Fort Peck Tribes L&C Projects - $35,000
    • Blackfeet and Salish/Kootenai Encampment at St. Mary - $8,000
    • Undaunted Anglers - Phase Three - $15,000
    Montana Total = 35 projects for $1,510,000

    Grand Total = 102 projects for $4,440,450

     


     

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