Baucus, Tester announce $50,000 for Butte-based organization

NCAT will use grant for AmeriCorps planning

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Butte-based National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will receive $50,000 to improve public service through AmeriCorps, U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester announced today.

The money will come from the Corporation for National & Community Service.   NCAT will use the $50,000 grant to plan a partnership with AmeriCorps.  Together, NCAT and AmeriCorps will address energy needs of low-income seniors and minorities in Montana, California, Arkansas and Pennsylvania.

“This is a solid investment for folks in Butte and all over the country,” Baucus said.  “These dollars will help create good-paying jobs while helping folks in need.”

“Investing in public service is an investment in human infrastructure that will pay us back for generations to come,” Tester said.  “This is a smart use of resources to recruit, train, and put public servants to work for others.”

AmeriCorps is a government initiative that relies on public servants to improve education, housing and health in America’s underserved communities.