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…

ARPA Website Announced By Governor Gianforte

A website has been launched by Governor Greg Gianforte for the state’s American Rescue Plan Act program. Arpa.mt.gov provides information on funding projects and grants under Montana’s four ARPA commissions of water and sewer communications economic stabilization and workforce development and health and human services. The site also offers information about rental assistance and pandemic-related…

Amtrak Service Returns To The Hi-Line

Watercraft inspectors in Montana have found aquatic mussels on 21 boats so far this year and officials expect a busy season trying to prevent the invasive organisms from fouling Montana waterways. Aquatic mussels have no natural predators and can clog water pipes and displace native species. All watercraft including non-motorized boats must be inspected when…