First Grants For ARPA Water & Sewer Grants Announced

Governor Greg Gianforte announced additional details Wednesday on the first round of American Rescue Plan Act water and sewer grants after receiving over 300 applications. Officials with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation are reviewing applications for eligibility and will rank them before they move to the infrastructure Advisory Committee for consideration. The…

As of Wednesday, 320 applications have been made in the state for water and sewer grants totaling $919.7 million. The Legislature put $906 million toward those types of projects from the roughly $900 million it divvied up in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding. More than $2 billion is coming to the state under the…

Montana Farmers To Gain Access To Mental Health Services Through New Program

The Montana Department of Agriculture recently secured a $500,000 grant from the USDA’s Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network and plans to prioritize mental health aimed at alleviating stress for Montana farmers and ranchers. The department will provide vouchers for free confidential counseling services both in-person and through tele health to be provided by in-state…