Baucus, Tester announce $150,000 for Butte

Money will fund computer labs at housing sites

(WASHINGTON D.C.) – The Butte Public Housing Authority will receive $150,000 for computer labs at four of its housing sites, thanks to a grant announced today by Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester.

The $150,000 grant will be used to maintain computer labs, to hire a computer coordinator and to arrange computer classes for tenants.

“Ensuring access to basic tools like computers empowers a lot of people who rely on public housing,” Baucus said.  “These dollars will give folks the tools they need to help secure good-paying jobs and education for the future.”

“This money will make a real difference to provide opportunities to the folks in


,” Tester said.  “It will fund a resource that will help keep public housing residents ahead of the curve when it comes to computer skills and access to technology.”

The $150,000 grant will be awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.