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North-central Montana gets anti-poverty grant


An 11-county region - including Hill, Blaine, Liberty and Chouteau counties - will receive $12 million to fund a plan to reduce poverty.

The Northwest Area Foundation announced today it is awarding the grant to the North Central Montana Community Ventures Coalition.

"We think there is a high probability that, if they are able to execute the plan the way it is developed, it could have a substantial impact on poverty in the area," Karl Stauber, president of the foundation, said today. "We think that if you are successful, you have much to teach the rest of the country."

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