The Bridger District is a part of the area’s Economic Recovery Team. The District will share all updates at a Federal, State and Local level. If you are a business that needs assistance please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 406-577-2541.
Use this website to see updated information from the Gallatin County Health Department. The Gallatin City-County Health Department has opened a call center in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center is available from 8 AM to 5 PM (MST) every day of the week.
The Montana Department of Commerce has made available $3 million to businesses looking to fill lost jobs due to the pandemic. As part of the Big Sky Trust Fund program, the Workforce Recovery Grant Program can assist businesses. In addition this communication outlines other programs available for business support.
The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help small businesses recover from declared disasters. The State of Montana is an eligible disaster area. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Currently, the turnaround time is between 4-6 weeks.
Montanans in every corner of the state have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As Montana works to recover from the unprecedented economic situation caused by this novel Coronavirus, the state is making emergency financial relief available from the federal government to those who have been hardest-hit by impacts of COVID-19 through a single application portal on this website.
National Association of Counties (NACO) Analysis of the Third COVID-19 Supplemental: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). This report outlines how local governments can gain access to business assistance.
This act provides emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. In effect the bill is a $2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Package to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, with cash and assistance for regular Americans, Main Street businesses and hard-hit airlines and manufacturers, among others.
This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak by providing paid sick leave, tax credits, and free COVID-19 testing; expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits; and increasing Medicaid funding.