Community Resources

There have been many changes as a result of this virus, but through it all the many communities we are fortunate to work in have shown what truly makes our region great: innovation, resiliency and the ability to band together for the common good. 

 

We have seen an incredible outpouring of support across all of our economic sectors and all of our communities coming together to keep our economy moving forward the best that it can.

 

Check back regularly as this list is being updated continually. 

Community Resources

There have been many changes as a result of this virus, but through it all the many communities we are fortunate to work in have shown what truly makes our region great: innovation, resiliency and the ability to band together for the common good. 

 

We have seen an incredible outpouring of support across all of our economic sectors and all of our communities coming together to keep our economy moving forward the best that it can.

 

Check back regularly as this list is being updated continually. 

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Childcare, Schools and Education

• Please visit the Office of Public Instruction COVID site for information about closures, school nutrition, emergency funding, testing, and more. Additional guidance can also be found here.

• Childcare- Childcare is an essential business, and the Governor has provided additional guidance on childcare facilities to ensure that Montana’s essential workers can receive access to childcare during the state of emergency Updated 4/17/2020 3

• College resources and information from Montana University System.

• For a comprehensive list of resources, children’s activities, and tools for the community, child care providers, families, and employers, go to the Montana Child Care Connections COVID-19 resource page.

• No Kid Hungry is offering emergency grants to support local school districts and nonprofit organizations in their efforts to ensure kids get the nutritious food they need.

 

Homeowners and Rental

• Limiting evictions, foreclosures, and disconnections for the duration of the Stay at Home Directive. See Directive.

• Low-Income Rental Assistance- The Directive adds to Governor Bullock’s temporary suspension of certain evictions, foreclosures and service disconnections by creating a program to provide rental assistance to households experiencing substantial financial hardship due to COVID-19. The Montana Department of Commerce shall administer a program to provide rent assistance to low-income Montanans who have suffered substantial financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 The program will also include relief funds specifically for households with children eligible for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Program details and application can be found here.

• Housing- Montana Housing Guidance

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