The sidewalk in front of Darwin and Georgia Houghton’s residence in Tarkio was one of the Tarkio Renewal Property Improvement Grant projects recently completed.

Members of Tarkio Renewal have announced the completion of another successful Property Improvement Grant cycle. This is a 50/50 reimbursed matching grant program designed to encourage and assist with visible property improvement in Tarkio. The purpose of this grant program is to improve the aesthetic value of the community.

The 2020 grant cycle opened in February and has awarded 11 Tarkio residents a total of $9,983.31 in funds. Completed projects include painting, window installation, sidewalk replacement and handicap accessibility structures to local homes and businesses.

Recipients of the grant are encouraged to use local contractors for their improvement projects. The committee appreciates all applicants and encourages the community to participate in next year’s program, which will begin accepting applications February 1, 2021.