Florence Crittenton Receives CDBG Grant

Florence Crittenton is delighted to announce they have received $1.25 million in funding from the County through a Community Development Block Grant – CARES Act fund. This funding will enable Florence Crittenton to expand their services to young families by supporting the purchase of the former Cooney campus located on Cooney Drive.

The acquisition of this property will enable Florence Crittenton to build a true campus for their programs of residential treatment programs for women and children, outpatient clinical services and home visiting programs for families, and early childhood education programs.

Lewis and Clark County has a long history of partnering with local nonprofits and the Montana Department of Commerce on CDBG grants to address affordable housing, community services, and economic development needs in the County.

”It’s exciting to help a community partner which has served Montana for so long,” said Commissioner Tom Rolfe. “Through this CDBG-CARES award, Florence Crittenton will be able to provide and expand important community services for decades to come.”

Florence Crittenton’s Executive Director, Carrie Krepps said, “This is a monumental gift for Florence Crittenton. We are thrilled to be partnering with Lewis & Clark County at this level to provide solutions for the challenges families are facing in our county and across the state. We are so grateful for the CDBG committee’s recognition of the importance of these services for the well-being of our state as a whole and the significant investment they are making in this project. This is a new chapter in Florence Crittenton’s storied history, one that will take us through our next 100 years”.

The acquisition of the property is just the beginning of the project that will include renovations to the main building on the campus in order to serve the specific needs of the programs at Florence Crittenton. The details of this project will be released in early 2022.

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