Category Archives: COVID-19

Commissioners reviewing $2.88 million in community ARPA grant funding

City Commissioners reviewed staff funding recommendations for community grants through the city’s American Rescue Plan Act allocation of COVID relief funds during a special Nov. 17 meeting. Applications were due July 15 and the city received 34 applications that total $10,464,425.81. City staff recommends $2.88 million in community ARPA grant funding Tom Hazen, the city’s grant administrator, began reviewing the

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City staff recommends $2.88 million in community ARPA grant funding

City Commissioners will take their first look at the staff funding recommendations for community grants through the city’s American Rescue Plan Act allocation of COVID relief funds during a special Nov. 17 meeting. Applications were due July 15 and the city received 34 applications that total $10,464,425.81. Internal scoring of community ARPA grant applications underway Tom Hazen, the city’s grant

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CCHD hosting immunization clinic Nov. 16

The Cascade City-County Health Department will hold a walk-in immunization clinic on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at CCHD’s facility located at 115 4th St. S. No appointments are needed and additional staff will be on-site to accommodate a high volume of walk-in patients. COVID-19 primary doses and influenza vaccines are available to persons age 6 months and older.

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City considering $421K contract for GFFR overhead doors

During their Oct. 18 meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding a $421,868 contract to Door Systems of Montana-Great Falls to replace the overhead doors at Great Falls Fire Rescue stations. The project is being funded with American Rescue Plan Act, or federal COVID relief, funds. “The need for new overhead doors at all four of the fire stations in Great

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County budget on Sept. 20 special meeting agenda, with tax increases

County Commissioners will consider the budget for the current fiscal year during a special meeting at 1 p.m. Sept. 20. The fiscal year began July 1. The proposed county budget includes $94.96 million of expenditures in all funds, or a 22.1 increase over the previous year’s amended budget. County budget on Sept. 20 special meeting agenda, with tax increases The

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GFFR receives grant for safety equipment

City Commissioners will consider during their Sept. 20 meeting whether to accept a $99,545.45 grant for Great Falls Fire Rescue. The grant is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant for the purchase of self contained breather apparatus equipment and cylinders. GFFR was notified earlier this month that it had been awarded partial funding of its original

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County reviewing court decision on health department oversight

County officials said during the Sept. 12 Board of Health meeting that a district court ruling was “problematic” in terms of the management of the joint City-County Health Department. Carey Ann Haight, deputy county attorney, told the board she hadn’t yet briefed the County Commission on the judge’s Aug. 29 ruling. Judge rules on city-county dispute over health department management

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Judge rules on city-county dispute over health department management

A district court judge has ruled that the state law does not prohibit a city commissioner from serving on the governing body of the City-County Health Department. The ruling is from a lawsuit filed by the city in January regarding a dispute between the city and county on the makeup of the governing body of the health agency. County, city

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City approves $1.4 million to GFDA for revolving loan fund

City Commissioners unanimously approved $1.4 million CARES Act funds to the Great Falls Development Authority for their revolving loan fund, which goes to local businesses as gap or bridge loans. During the Sept. 6 meeting, Jolene Schalper of GFDA said that those projects won’t happen without the gap loans to help their financing. City considering $1.4 million GFDA request for

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Internal scoring of community ARPA grant applications underway

The city is continuing its review of community applications for American Rescue Plan Act funds. Applications were due July 15 and the city received 34 applications that total $10,464,425.81. Tom Hazen, the city’s grant administrator, began reviewing the applications for completeness and eligibility. City beginning review of ARPA applications from community agencies He told City Commissioners during their Sept. 6

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