County OKs $22,850 in ARPA funds for electrical repairs at Augusta rodeo grounds

Lewis and Clark County commissioners awarded Augusta American Legion Post 51 $22,850 in federal relief funds to be used for a new underground electrical system for the Augusta American Legion PRCA Rodeo.

Ann McCauley, director of grants and purchasing for Lewis and Clark County, told the commissioners at their March 21 meeting the funds were with the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund (LATCF) award, and part of the second set of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding the county received.

The county will give money to the Augusta American Legion to install new electrical service at the Augusta American Legion Rodeo Grounds and move wiring underground, she said.

A scene from the Augusta American Legion Rodeo on June 25, 2023, at the Augusta Rodeo Grounds.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

The Augusta Legion Rodeo is one of Montana’s longest-running rodeos and has been part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association since 1938, McCauley said. The project must be completed by Sept. 30.

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Bill Schrader, representing the post and finance

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