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  • 2022 ServeMontana recognition open for nominations

    Office of the Governor|Dec 16, 2021

    HELENA – The Governor’s Office of Community Service has announced it is accepting nominations for the annual ServeMontana Awards. This award recognizes Montanan citizens who demonstrate a commitment to helping others and serving their communities. The public is encouraged to nominate individuals and various service groups of all ages and backgrounds across Montana. Both individuals and organizations can be nominated. All service must be performed in Montana or by Montanans. Applications are due April 17, 2022. “Every year we get the honor...

  • Emergency Rent, Utility Assistance Now Available for Montanans Financially Impacted by COVID-19

    Office of the Governor|Apr 8, 2021

    HELENA – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced that the Montana Emergency Rental Assistance program is taking applications from Montanans who have lost income and are at risk of housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The last year has brought real, serious challenges to hardworking Montana families through no fault of their own,” Governor Greg Gianforte said. “Emergency rental assistance will help Montanans, who have struggled financially through this pandemic, get back on their feet and remain secure in their homes.” Funded th... Full story

  • Updated vaccination distribution plan released

    Office of the Governor|Jan 7, 2021

    Governor Steve Bullock announced Dec. 30 the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan has been updated to incorporate the new federal recommendations for allocation to critical groups in Montana and an estimated timeline. “As the first phase of Montana’s COVID-19 vaccination plan is fully under way, it’s inspiring to see that thousands of health care workers have already been vaccinated and that it’s now reaching staff and residents of long-term care facilities,” Governor Bullock said. “As we continue to focus on vaccinating those most vu... Full story

  • Consumer complaint form available for public to report COVID-19 violations

    Office of the Governor|Oct 29, 2020

    MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced Friday, Oct. 23 the public can now notify health officials of violations of COVID-19 directives by using the Consumer Complaint Form used to report food borne illnesses and other public health and safety issues. “The Consumer Complaint Form will allow citizens to report their concerns about businesses and events that have not enacted the directives intended to protect everyone,” Governor Bullock said. “All Montanans deserve a safe community and healthy environment, and reporting these concerns means we... Full story

  • Bullock requires face masks for certain indoor spaces and outdoor gatherings

    Office of the Governor|Jul 16, 2020

    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. Governor Bullock issued the directive to require businesses, government offices and other indoor spaces open to the public to ensure that employees, contractors, volunteers, customers and other members of the public wear a face mask that covers their mouth and nose while r... Full story

  • Governor Bullock announces $123 Million available in emergency grants

    Office of the Governor|Apr 30, 2020

    MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that families, small businesses, non-profits, health services centers and individuals across Montana hardest-hit by impacts of COVID-19 will be eligible to apply for grants through nine new programs created in response to the emergency. Guided by more than 1,400 public comments and his Coronavirus Relief Fund Advisory Council, Governor Bullock is making $123,550,000 available in the first round of emergency grants funded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (... Full story

  • Governor Bullock extends motor vehicle deadlines, provides online service and mail

    Office of the Governor|Apr 2, 2020

    MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock issued a Directive allowing Montanans to renew their driver’s licenses online and by mail and extended the deadline to complete title and registration paperwork to provide essential services without furthering the spread of COVID-19. “Today’s actions ensure Montanans can access essential services from home and extends certain deadlines to minimize the public’s contact with local government employees and avoid furthering the spread of COVID-19,” Governor Bullock said. The Directive will allow the Motor Vehic...

  • Governor Bullock Announces Consumer Protections to Lessen Financial Hardships on Montanans During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Office of the Governor|Apr 2, 2020

    MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced March 31 consumer protections to lessen the economic impacts on Montanans during the COVID-19 statewide emergency by stopping evictions, foreclosures and cancellation of utility services including water, heating and internet service. “One of my top priorities is continuing to find ways to ease the financial hardships on Montanans. So long as this virus forces Montanans to stay home to save lives, Montanans need a home to stay in,” Governor Bullock said. “This order ensures that a loss of income won’t l... Full story

  • Governor Bullock to Bolster Food Security for Montana Families During Statewide COVID-19 Emergency

    Office of the Governor|Apr 2, 2020

    MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced Friday that in the coming days and weeks, he will extend federal food assistance to more than 100,000 Montanans, increase food supplies at emergency food pantries and food banks, and streamline nutrition assistance for new mothers and children. All of these changes are made available through flexibility and funding provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be implemented by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. “Montana families are alr... Full story

  • Governor Bullock Announces Extension of Closures, Mandates Social Distancing

    Office of the Governor|Mar 26, 2020

    MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a directive to extend closures of public schools and dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses through April 10 and mandate social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Montana. “Montanans have an obligation to slow the spread of this virus. Our fellow Montanans can all continue to set a good example for each other in adhering to social distancing directives – and know that it will save lives,” Governor Bullock said. “For every person who stays at home and avoids no... Full story

  • Governor Bullock issues stay at home directive to slow the spread of COVID-19

    Office of the Governor|Mar 26, 2020

    MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a Directive requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily closes all nonessential businesses and operations to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The order, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28, will buy time for health care workers on the frontlines and seeks to limit long term impacts to the state's economy. "In consultation with public health experts, health care providers, and emergency management professionals, I have determined that to protect public health and human safety, it i... Full story

  • Governor Bullock Directs 14-Day Quarantine for Travelers Arriving in Montana From Another State or Country

    Office of the Governor|Mar 26, 2020

    MONTANA – Monday, March 30 Governor Steve Bullock directed that travelers arriving from another state or country to Montana for non-work-related purposes undergo a 14-day self-quarantine. The Directive follows the governor’s prior travel advisory and last week’s Stay at Home Directive. “While we love our visitors, we would ask that you not come visit while Montanans are watching out for one another by staying at home,” said Governor Bullock. “This is important not only to protect our health care system, but also to protect against the spread... Full story