You might have heard about a few acronyms like PPP (Paycheck Protection Program), RRF (Restaurant Revitalization Fund), and EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan), since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montana. Today, we're taking a closer look at ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act), the federal legislation which is sending millions of dollars of funding into the State of Montana.
Last week, we learned a little bit more about how Montana will be sending out funding. We already knew the basics, based on the federal guidelines and House Bill 624, but additional details were released by the MT Department of Commerce and the MT Department of Natural Resources & Conservation.
A new application platform will be on the State of Montana's website. We recommend bookmarking arpa.mt.gov right now to get ready for when it goes live.
There will be a competitive grant program for water & sewer infrastructure funds called the Minimum Allocation Grant. There are very specific requirements that must be used in order to apply.
There will be a separate competitive grant program called the ARPA Competitive Grant program, also for water & sewer infrastructure.
Four commissions have been formed to request and review applications for ARPA funding from the State of Montana: the Infrastructure Advisory Commission, the Communications Advisory Commission, the Health Advisor Commission, and the Economic Transformation and Stabilization, and Workforce Development Advisory Commission.
Please contact us today if you have any questions about ARPA funding and how to apply for ARPA funding!
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