The Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the public debut of the 2020 BUILD Grant support video. The video was created to support Missoula County’s application in the federal grant program. The full video can be viewed on the Missoula Chamber’s BUILD Grant Initiative web page, https://www.missoulachamber.com/build-grant.html.
In 2019, the Chamber organized a trip for 19 members of the public and private sector to Washington, D.C., in support of Missoula’s application. That trip resulted in a $13 million grant — the only BUILD Grant awarded in Montana last year.
Due to COVID-19 concerns and travel restrictions, a trip to Washington, D.C., was not possible this year. The Chamber again volunteered to put together an advocacy effort in support of Missoula County. The Chamber brought together the members of last year’s delegation and, with the help of Paccom Media, produced a video sharing Missoula’s story and the need for further BUILD Grant funding.
The Chamber is proud to have, once again, collaborated with Missoula County, the City of Missoula and private sector representatives to put Missoula’s best foot forward in Washington, D.C. The partnerships developed in 2019 proved invaluable to the creation of this socially-distant lobbying effort and the Chamber is hopeful this effort will help secure the final $10 million in federal funding Missoula is seeking.
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