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Responding to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Guidance for Montana’s tourism industry partners

The State of Montana prioritizes the health and safety of our citizens and visitors. We are closely monitoring the impacts of coronavirus or COVID-19 and are updating this page as-needed with new information.

Montanans urged to be counted in US Census

The Census Bureau estimates that for every Montanan that doesn’t get counted, the state loses about $20,000 in federal funding.

Main Street Montana-Rural Partners Update – 6/24/2020

Some notable outcomes over the last year include:•A major challenge in Troy is lack of reliable, affordable broadband.

Montana Department of Commerce – UPDATE: Grant Program Changes

Grant Program Updates of Note

Montana Department of Commerce – HUD Publishes FY 2020 Income Limits and Rent Limits

How Does this Affect the Income Calculator?

NPS report: Yellowstone brought $507M to surrounding economies in 2019

“The positive economic impacts of Yellowstone are essential to the economies of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho,”

Governor Bullock Announces New Loan Deferment Program for Montana Businesses and additional support to increase state census count

 “This funding will support the state over the long term and ensure we do everything we can to get a complete count and our fair share of federal funding over the next decade.”

Montanans urged to fill out US Census form

“We are quite concerned that our rural and native communities in the state are way behind in terms of responding to the Census, and we hope that will improve over the coming months,” said Jeff Essmann

Mark Zuckerberg on taking his massive Facebook workforce remote – “We’re unlocking remote hiring.”

A bunch of the people who leave the company, who are good people who we would want to keep — the reason that they leave is because they want to move somewhere that we don’t support.

Governor Bullock Announces Montana to Enter Phase Two of Reopening Plan on June 1

“Montana has been an example for the rest of the nation in our response to this global pandemic. I have no doubt that we can continue to be that example, but only if Montanans, businesses, and visitors alike continue to take seriously the responsibility we all have in protecting others,” Governor Bullock said.