We received a $15,000 CDBG grant to obtain a Preliminary Architect Report (PAR) you can read the PDF here CDBG letter Thank you Governor Steve Bullock!
Press Release – Deer Lodge Preservation
Deer Lodge Preservation, Inc., (a 501c3 corporation) has announced that it has received a Community Development Block Grant from the Montana Department of Commerce for a Preliminary Architects Report for the Hotel Deer Lodge. Since only local governments are eligible to apply for these grants, DLP partnered with Powell County for their application. A Preliminary Architects Report (PAR) is a crucial part in procuring grants for the redevelopment and rehabilitation of the historic downtown, and attracting investors to the district, as many investors will not invest in an area that does not have a well-developed PAR. Therefore, a PAR not only benefits Deer Lodge Preservation, Inc in procuring future grants to restore the Hotel Deer Lodge, but will help other organizations in seeking grants to restore and revitalize downtown.
Deer Lodge Preservation, board of directors include Katherine Bair, Debra Benes, Kayo Fraser and Donna McCarthy, with Mary Ann Fraley as a grant consultant, are also currently working on the EPA Hazardous Waste Cleanup Grant for $200,000.00. If awarded, this grant will go a long way in cleaning up the hazardous toxins, which include asbestos and lead paint. The group has been working closely with various state and federal agencies in this area. A public meeting will be held on November 18, 2015, 5pm to 7pm, at the Women’s Club to hear public comments on this project.
The Hotel also needs a new roof, for which the group is seeking funds for. It is estimated that a roof would cost approximately $200,000.00. DLP is looking at various grants for infrastructure, however, most of the grants request a match of “hard-cold cash” and need to have commitment letters attached to the application.
If you are interested in making a donation for the roof, you can mail your donations to DLP, PO Box 136, Deer Lodge, MT, 59722.