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Expansion of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program began Sept. 21

WASHINGTON —It’s been announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) began on Sept. 21 and runs through Dec. 11, 2020.

$550,000 program to support vet housing

News from the Montana Department of Commerce MONTANA — Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce announced Friday two new housing assistance programs that will provide at least $550,000 of federal CARES Act funding for deposit assistance and assistance for repairs and upgrades for renters and ...

Gubernatorial candidate stumps for votes in Polson Gubernatorial candidate stumps for votes in Polson

POLSON – With campaign season in full swing leading up to the Nov. 3 general election, local, state and national candidates are stumping for votes in Lake County.  Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, who is running to replace his boss, Gov. Steve Bullock, met with around 30 voters in Sacajawea Park on Saturd...

MT Climate Solutions Council issues recommendations

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA — The Montana Climate Solutions Council has released its final recommendations in a plan that spans over 50 recommendations from a year of deliberations with diverse Montanans. The Council was tasked with developing strategies to reduce greenh...

Bill to provide Tribes better access to health data

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — As part of his ongoing efforts to ensure Montana Tribes have the resources they need to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that Tribes are able to better access public health d...

$400 lost wages program ending

News from Montana Department of Labor & Industry HELENA — The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today was informed in a call with the U.S. Department of Labor and Federal Emergency Management Agency that FEMA will not approve funding for the Lost Wages Assistance program beyond Unempl...

COVID-19 response protocols for schools announced

MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock announced outbreak response protocols to support K-12 schools as they respond to suspected or positive COVID-19 cases and take public health-based measures to minimize the spread and keep students safe and healthy.  “The Outbreak Response Protocols provide...

Six Montana Airports secure $15.7M  

  News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — Continuing his years-long push to improve transportation infrastructure across Big Sky Country, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $15,716,071 in Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program funds for six Montana airports t...

Briefs for Sept. 9, 2020

DPHHS to receive nearly $6M in pandemic relief funds  News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY – To help offset costs incurred through Montana’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services will receive $5,713,6...

$400K secured to combat elder abuse

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester BIG SANDY — U.S. Senator Jon Tester today continued his push to eradicate exploitation of older Montanans by securing $400,000 in Department of Justice funding to the Montana Board of Crime Control to help combat elder abuse. “At a time when older ...

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