LIBBY, Mont. -

The following is a press release from Governor Steve Bullock:

Governor Steve Bullock announced $450,000 to be awarded to the Town of Libby to repair the Flower Creek Dam.

“The grant will go directly to creating good-paying construction jobs for repairing the dam in Libby,” said Governor Bullock. “To have a healthy community, we need to ensure that folks have access to clean, healthy water.”

The grant is part of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, issued through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which is meant to promote and develop local communities and their ability to provide essential services, such as wastewater systems.

“This money will go a long ways,” said Libby Mayor Doug Roll. “The dam on the reservoir here is the only source of drinking water for the citizens of Libby, and it is critical that we replace it before any sort of structural damages arise. We really appreciate the help that the grant will provide us.”

More information on the grant can be accessed through the Community Development Division at the Montana Department of Commerce at (406) 841-2770 or by emailing DOCCDBG@mt.gov.