Second round of ARPA funding for towns announced


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    The second round of federal COVID funding going to towns with less than 50,000 people was announced  Friday.

    The announcement from the governor’s office showed how much the municipalities receive through federal funds allocated to the state through the American Rescue Plan Act was announced Friday in a press release from the governor’s office. On Thursday, $14 million was allocated to 34 towns and cities.

    This round of ARPA money distribution included $6.3 million for cities and towns, but the state acts as a pass-through entity for municipalities under 50,000 people. The amount each town will receive was decided through criteria set forth by the U.S. Department of Treasury. The disbursements are the first in a series of payments that will be made throughout June.

    Below is a breakdown of what each town will receive.

    • Chinook: $160,160.46
    • Circle: $77,270.41
    • Columbus: $265,529.18
    • Cut Bank: $390,949.88
    • Ennis: $126,825.62
    • Fort Peck: $30,525.00
    • Havre: $1,250,503.21
    • Hysham: $38,826.78
    • Joliet: $83,656.38
    • Kalispell: $3,137,433.49
    • Kevin: $17,369.87
    • Lima: $28,992.36
    • Phillipsburg: $117,885.25
    • Saco: $23,883.58
    • Three Forks: $262,463.90
    • Troy: $123,121.75
    • White Sulphur Springs: $118,907.01
    • Winifred: $24,905.33
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    Keith Schubert
    Keith Schubert is a reporter for the Daily Montanan. Keith was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2019. He has worked at the St.Paul Pioneer Press, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and most recently, the Asbury Park Press, covering everything from local craft fairs to crime and courts to municipal government to the Minnesota state legislature. In his free time, he enjoys cheering on Wisconsin sports teams and exploring small businesses. He can be reached by email at [email protected], by text or call at 406-475-2954