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Governor Bullock Praises Montana Businesses for Stepping up in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Mask up with these Montana-made masks

Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney visits Coaster Cycles in Bonner, Mont. which started making face shields in response to the pandemic.

Funding is available through the Montana Business Adaptation Program to help businesses mask up

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Governor Bullock Issues Directive Requiring Face Coverings in Certain Indoor Spaces and Outdoor Gatherings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Directive applies to counties currently experiencing four or more active cases of COVID-19

Montana Landscape

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a directive requiring face coverings in certain indoor spaces and for certain organized outdoor activities in counties currently experiencing four or more active cases of COVID-19 to slow the spread of the virus in Montana.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Lt. Governor Cooney Celebrates 6 New Habitat for Humanity Homeowners

Supported by low-interest Montana Board of Housing mortgages

Habitat for Humanity of Helena Key Ceremony

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney joined a dedication ceremony this afternoon to celebrate the completed construction of six new affordable Habitat for Humanity homes at Mountain View Meadows in Helena. The dedication honored the work of the six “owner-builder” families and others who have worked to complete the homes.

Monday, July 13, 2020
Categories: Montana Housing

Montana hospitals, Department of Commerce partner to ‘mask up’ Montana

45,000 cloth face coverings to be distributed through statewide network of tourism visitor centers

(Helena, Mont., July 10, 2020) – As part of an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 across the state, the Montana Hospital Association and the Montana Department of Commerce today announced shipments of 45,000 free cloth face coverings to 25 communities statewide.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Lt. Governor Cooney Visits Great Falls Public Library to Talk COVID-19 Response, 2020 Census Efforts

GREAT FALLS – Lt. Governor Mike Cooney today visited the Great Falls Public Library to see firsthand how the library is continuing to provide essential services to the public, including serving as a 2020 Census Be Counted Site and utilizing a $10,000 state Coronavirus Relief Fund grant to create a drive thru window to ensure Montanans have access to library services while minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Categories: Market MT

Farewell to Montana Housing’s Bruce Brensdal

In the 25 years that Bruce Brensdal has led Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce, he’s overseen more than $4 billion in funding for affordable homes across the state. That’s meant thousands of Montana individuals and families have been able to access affordable and safe homes in communities in every corner of the state.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Categories: Montana Housing

Governor Bullock Announces New Loan Deferment Program for Montana Businesses

Bullock also announces additional support to increase state census count

Bozeman Main Street

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the creation of a loan deferment program to assist Montana businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Support for Local Meat Processors, Small Businesses and Local Governments Across Montana

CARES Act funding will be used to put more Montana meat on shelves and reimburse local governments for COVID-19 related expenses

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced funding through the federal CARES Act will be used to boost in-state processing and storage capacity for local meat processors, to provide additional financial assistance for small businesses, and to reimburse local governments for COVID-19 related expenses.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Commerce Department Announces 30,000 Surgical Masks Received through Trade Relationship with Taiwan

Taiwan Province is One of Montana’s Three Sister-State Relationships

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice today announced that Montana received a shipment of 30,000 surgical masks this week through the state’s long-standing sister-state and trade relationship with Taiwan.

Friday, May 29, 2020
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Governor Bullock Announces Additional Support for Destination Communities and Small Businesses Heading into Phase 2

Bullock requests Yellowstone National Park to reopen effective June 1

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced further efforts to protect communities heading into Phase Two of the Reopening the Big Sky Plan on June 1, including additional resources for community testing and contact tracing in high-visitation communities, an informational campaign to educate visitors on responsible travel, and a grant program for small businesses across the state to implement safety measures.

Thursday, May 28, 2020
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