GREAT FALLS – U.S. Senator Steve Daines visited the Great Falls Rescue Mission’s Cameron Family Center on Thursday.
The facility opened last month.
Montana’s U.S. Senators Daines and Jon Tester have supported the New Markets Tax Credits Program since its start in 2000, which helped fund the Cameron Family Center through the Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation.
The MICDC is a non-profit consulting agency; since 2009, the organization has provided more than $300 million in tax credits and has funded 26 projects in Montana and Idaho.
MICDC representatives Rachel Golden and Ben Wright say the organization brought in around $1 million dollars of subsidy to the Center.
Daines and MICDC representatives talked with staff and volunteers about the need for shelters during the winter months and the impacts of the mission in north-central Montana.
“It’s that time of season, the holidays, when families need a warm place to sleep, a warm meal, health care, mental care facilities as well so it’s just a great thing for the Great Falls community,” said Daines.
In November, the U.S. Treasury Department awarded $90 million in New Markets Tax Credits to the MICDC.
With the additional funding, the organization says they will be looking for high-impact projects over $4 million in size in need of funding over the next year.
For more information on the Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation, visit https://mtcdc.org/about-us/our-clients/.