Gov. Gianforte Announces $14 Million in ARPA Funds Going to Montana Cities, Towns
HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the disbursement of $14 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to 34 towns and cities across the state.
“The federal funds we’re distributing today give local governments the authority to address the unique needs of their communities,” Gov. Greg Gianforte said. “Cities and towns may use these funds to assist residents, small businesses, and industries impacted by the pandemic or to invest in infrastructure, including water, sewer, or broadband.”
Thirty-four cities and towns will receive the following funding amounts based on criteria outlined by the U.S. Department of Treasury:
Big Sandy: $71,778.45
Columbia Falls: $750,480.73
Deer Lodge: $364,384.19
Hot Springs: $74,332.84
Miles City: $1,055,475.28
Twin Bridges: $53,259.10
Virginia City: $27,587.45
West Yellowstone: $175,742.25
Wolf Point: $348,674.68
The State of Montana will issue payments today, and the cities and towns should receive the funds by early next week.
Local governments typically serving a population under 50,000 are eligible for funding through the federal Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, and funding allocations are determined by population.
This is the first in a series of disbursements to towns and cities that will be made by the state by June 30.
More information about the program may be found through guidance from the U.S. Department of Treasury here.