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Governor Bullock announces new loan deferment program for Montana businesses

News from the office the Governor MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the creation of a loan deferment program to assist Montana businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Montana Loan Deferment Program will allow businesses and other entities to defer payments on existing loans for six ...

Governor announces $8.7M in emergency grants

News from the Office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced $8.7 million in federal grants will be distributed to education entities across the state to ramp up remote learning opportunities, technology infrastructure and workforce training opportunities. “Ou...

Governor praises SCOTUS decision upholding Montana Disclose Act

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review a challenge to the 2015 Montana DISCLOSE Act and instead uphold a lower federal court ruling that determined the law was constitutional.  “Time a...

Montana families apply for WIC

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Sheila Hogan said today a program to support mothers and children is available and ready to help Montanans who may need food assistance, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support. The Women, Infants, and Chil...

Tester accepts applications for awards

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently announced that he will now be accepting applications from young Montanans who are pursuing nominations to attend one of the United States Service Academies. He is also extending the deadline for applications ...

Governor announces additional support for destination communities

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced further efforts to protect communities heading into phase two of the Reopening the Big Sky Plan on June 1, including additional resources for community testing and contact tracing in high-visitation communities, ...

DLI highlights resources available to Montana businesses impacted by COVID-19

News from the Department of Labor and Industry HELENA — The Montana Department of Labor & Industry is highlighting state resources available for Montana businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. “We know many Montana businesses are still impacted by COVID-19, which is why we&rsq...

Montana to enter phase 2 of reopening plan on June 1

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced the state will move to phase two of the Reopening the Big Sky plan and will lift the 14-day out-of-state travel quarantine beginning June 1 as Montana continues to have the lowest number of positive COVID-19 case...

Tester, Bullock answer COVID-19 questions remotely Tester, Bullock answer COVID-19 questions remotely

MONTANA – Two elected officials teamed up last week to answer Montana residents’ questions about the coronavirus pandemic in a video call via Facebook live. Governor Steve Bullock, speaking from Helena, and Senator Jon Tester, who called in from his office in Washington D.C., answered question...

Expanded unemployment benefits can offset COVID-19 losses

LAKE COUNTY – The COVID-19 pandemic has stopped paychecks for many of those whose jobs put them at risk for contracting or spreading the virus.  According to the federal Labor Department, 36.5 million people across the country filed for unemployment benefits between mid-March and mid-May. Speci...


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