Current Public Service Projects

The City uses the CDBG program to fund activities which will provide a new service or a quantifiable increase in the level of a service for low income people. CDBG funds are provided to local non-profit agencies and City departments.


Public Service activities funded in 2013/2014 include the following:

Agency Amount

AREA VIII AGENCY ON AGING
Purchase food for Meals on Wheels, a city-wide home delivery meal program for seniors who are handicapped or unable to prepare meals

$25,000

ALLIANCE FOR YOUTH, INC.
Provide substance abuse treatment services to non-violent felony offenders with a substance abuse or dependency diagnosis as part of adult drug treatment program administered by Alliance for Youth, agency located at 5305 3rd Avenue South

$12,500

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF CASCADE COUNTY - SCHOLARSHIPS
Provide scholarships for summer day camps for children from low income families, programs located at Great Falls Housing Authority (1722 Chowen Springs Loop) and Boys & Girls Club (600 1st Avenue Southwest)

$25,000
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF MONTANA - SCHOLARSHIPS
Provide scholarships for children from low income families to participate in play-to-learn exhibits at museum located at 22 Railroad Square
$5,000

GREAT FALLS CITY PARK & RECREATION – MORONY NATATORIUM & COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER
Provide scholarships for disabled adults to participate in special needs water activities at community indoor pool facility located at 111 12th Street North; provide scholarships for children from low income families for after school and summer camp programs at community center located at 801 2nd Avenue North

$7,500
QUALITY LIFE CONCEPTS, INC.
Purchase and install ceiling tracking system to bathroom, lift and slings to provide mobility assistance to bathrooms in group home for developmentally disabled adults located at 3233 5th Avenue South
$7,500

RURAL DYNAMICS, INC.
Provide scholarships for case management services through a family financial stability program; provide scholarships for family memberships for Prosperity Club for low to moderate income people; agency located at 2022 Central Avenue

$7,500

SUNBURST UNLIMITED, INC.
Purchase gardening tools, equipment and materials to develop irrigation and water catchment and storage for program designed to raise food for community food bank and teach low income people how to grow and prepare their own food; program located at 410 16th Street Southwest

$5,000
YOUNG PARENTS EDUCATION CENTER
Provide day care scholarships and emergency housing scholarships for very low to low income teen or young adult parents completing high school or GED programs, programs located at alternative high school at 2400 Central Avenue
 
$12,000