Baucus, Tester announce $150,000 for Fort Belknap College Library

Grants Will Help Fund Expansion and Outreach Efforts

(Washington, D.C.) – Montana’s U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester today announced a nearly $150,000 is headed to the Fort Belknap College Library, to advance the library’s learning and resource services.

The $149,603 Enhancement Grant will help pay for new shelves and furnishings, 10 new computers and computer and information literacy training for library staff. The funding will also be used for bookmobile services and outreach efforts to the communities of Hays and Lodgepole and an afterschool children’s group.

“This grant is about connecting the folks in Fort Belknap to information, resources and ideas,” Baucus said. “It’s boosting education to help folks find good paying jobs and secure a bright future under the Big Sky.”

“The folks at the Fort Belknap College Library are doing a tremendous job,” Tester said. “This grant will help advance their mission so more Montanans can find knowledge and opportunity in the information age.”

The grant was awarded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants program.  This year just 15 libraries nationwide received grants through IMLS.