Montana could get $1.3 billion in Coronavirus aid

Funds go to state, county and local governments

By: - February 18, 2021 4:48 pm

Numbers released today by Congress showed how each state, county and local governments will fare as the House Oversight and Reform Committee released the allocation.

Montana could stand to get $1.3 billion in the overall $350 billion that was designated to aid state, county and local government.  Part of the package was $117 million to provide oversight, transparency and accountability, said Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.

According to the calculations, the State of Montana will receive $891 million, while $409 million will go county and local government for aid as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.

The complete breakdown for all state, county and local governments can be found here.

States that border Montana received — North Dakota, $1.06 billion; South Dakota, $1.09 billion; Idaho, $1.84 billion; and Wyoming $868 million.

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Darrell Ehrlick
Darrell Ehrlick

Darrell Ehrlick is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Montanan, after leading his native state’s largest paper, The Billings Gazette. He is an award-winning journalist, author, historian and teacher, whose career has taken him to North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Utah, and Wyoming. With Darrell at the helm, the Gazette staff took Montana’s top newspaper award six times in seven years. Darrell's books include writing the historical chapters of “Billings Memories” Volumes I-III, and “It Happened in Minnesota.” He has taught journalism at Winona State University and Montana State University-Billings, and has served on the student publications board of the University of Wyoming.