Area communities receive state tourism grants
Several Northwest Montana communities will get a share of nearly 829,644 will be awarded to 26 communities through the Tourism Grant Program at the Montana Department of Commerce, Office of Tourism and Business Development.
The program awards funds to projects that strengthen Montana’s economy through the development and enhancement of the state’s tourism and recreation industry. Eligible projects include arts, culture and heritage preservation; visitor facility upgrades and construction; and niche product development.
• Conrad Mansion Museum in Kalispell was awarded 2,500 to complete upgrades on an outdoor tourism information center and to install a wire/pulley system above the highway for banners/signage.
• Heritage Museum in Libby was awarded 43,144 to construct a multipurpose visitor and event center.
• Miracle of America Museum in Polson was awarded 20,000 to add to the wayfinding network throughout the developed Whitefish Trail bike path system.