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MSU will receive $10 million to help groups apply for grants

Montana State University will soon help communities and tribes in six states obtain environmental and energy related grants.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is giving MSU $10 million to set up an environmental justice resource center. This is one of 10 centers nationwide.

The Bozeman center will serve Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and 28 tribal nations.

These centers help local governments, nonprofit, tribes and other eligible entities apply for grant programs. The program’s main intent is to make it easier to apply for funding from the Inflation Reduction Act and Congress’ recent infrastructure bill.

But the center will provide assistance with any grant process. It’s intended to help communities who might otherwise not have the expertise to navigate complicated grant applications.

Aaron graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism in 2015 after interning at Minnesota Public Radio. He landed his first reporting gig in Wrangell, Alaska where he enjoyed the remote Alaskan lifestyle and eventually moved back to the road system as the KBBI News Director in Homer, Alaska. He joined the MTPR team in 2019. Aaron now reports on all things in northwest Montana and statewide health care.
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