Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization

P.O. Box 164, Butte, MT 59703

Grants Received

PPL Montana Awards Grant to Butte CPR

Press Release

Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization is delighted to receive a $1,000 Community Fund grant from PPL Montana. "This funding will go directly into the Butte economy this spring through our Historic Improvement Program," says CPR Board member Larry Smith. "We are grateful to PPL Montana for this generous donation, which directly supports our goals of promoting awareness of Butte's unique historic architecture and encouraging revitalization through historic preservation." The purpose of Butte CPR's Historic Improvement Program is to provide incentives and support for Butte homeowners who are undertaking projects that improve historic facades of either residential or commercial buildings. Since 1997, Butte CPR has offered 70 grants totaling over $43,000. That funding leveraged over $200,000 to the local economy through labor and materials. In addition, $20,000 has been dedicated in recent years to special projects such as a roof for the Knights of Columbus and painting the historic St Lawrence Church. Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic buildings in Butte. For more information, contact us at info@buttecpr.org, call 406-782-3682

CCSP and Stimulus Grants for Greek Cafe (2009-2010)

CPR was top-ranked applicant for a National Park Service Challenge Cost Share grant of $30,000 to put a roof on the Greek Cafe building. Matching money at $94,000 came from the Butte-Silver Bow Urban Revitalization Agency. In 2010, CPR also won a Montana Dept. of Commerce grant using Federal stimulus money to further advance this effort. Reports on progress in the Greek Cafe effort can be found in Newsletters for 2010.

Vernacular Architecture Forum (2010)

The national Vernacular Architecture Forum awarded Butte CPR just over $4,600 in 2010, a returning of the overage from the 2009 VAF meeting in Butte to the community. These monies are earmarked for the HIP Grant Program.

Butte Community Foundation (2010)

The Butte Community Foundation awarded CPR $500 in 2010 to support the HIP Grant Program.

Montana Cultural Trust (2006, 2008- )

Preserve America (2008-09)

CPR was awarded a sub-grant from the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, part of their Preserve America grant. The CPR grant provides partial support for our workshops in 2008-2009.

US Bank Foundation (2008, 2010)

Grants from the US Bank Foundation support the CPR HIP Grant Program.

BSB Urban Revitalization Agency (2007-08)

The URA provided 25% matching grants for the work on the Dumas.

Butte Board of Realtors

$500 per year for 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Butte CPR members are thrilled with the Butte Realtors' donation to its popular HIP program. The group hopes that others interested in the architectural beauty and promise of Uptown Butte will consider the generosity of the Butte Realtors and step forward to partner with Butte CPR on HIP grants in 2006 and beyond.

Thank You!