Counties, cities and other local governments collectively applied for more than $900 million worth of projects.
The money is part of the roughly $2 billion Montana received from the federal American Rescue Plan Act earlier this year.
Demand for water and sewer projects is $13.7 million more than what's available, but only $12.5 million of a $352 million pot has been spent on rental assistance.
The state will put $3.9 million in federal coronavirus aid funding toward schools who expand their internet, technology and remote learning access.
After weathering challenges as essential workers during the pandemic, homecare workers in Montana are calling for higher wages by rallying support for the American Jobs Plan.
Renters can get up to $2,200 per month for rent payments, up to $300 for past due and future utility bills and up to $50 per month for internet.
The health department said at the height of the pandemic 171 child care programs closed in the state.
This summer, the state’s new Broadband Task Force will be creating maps of Montana's current broadband capacity.
This summer, Indian Country will receive the largest infusion of federal money in the history of the United States.
One of the biggest points of contention is a provision that reduces the amount of matching money for municipalities that still have more restrictive public health mandates than the state's.
All of the bills passed second reading by large, bipartisan margins.
HB 632, appropriating more than $2 billion coming to the state from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, passed a preliminary Senate vote 32-18.
Democrats again tried and failed to remove a provision that would lower the grant funding by 20% for local governments that have COVID-19 health regulations beyond the state's.
The American Rescue Plan Act presents an opportunity to put more than $2 billion to work investing in communities across Montana. ARPA could h…
The provision has played a major role in legislative discussions about the $2.7 billion in ARPA money coming to the state.
By a broad, bipartisan margin, the Montana House on Tuesday passed a bill outlining spending for about $2 billion of the funding the state expects to get from the federal COVID stimulus bill.
As millions of Americans wait to learn when they’ll get their third stimulus check, you may already be wondering if a fourth round of aid is in the works. Some members of Congress have called for additional aid for families still weathering the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic, a year since it knocked the […]
“It’s amazing how in two days you can have more than 3 billion good ideas,” said Sen. Ryan Osmundson, R-Buffalo.
"It is going to take some effort to get this all aligned," said Rep. Llew Jones, a Republican from Conrad who chairs the House Appropriations Committee.