Helena to get $4.2 million in federal ARPA funds

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The Montana state Capitol in Helena, Mont.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record INDEPENDENT RECORD

The city of Helena will receive $4.2 million in the disbursement of $14 million to 34 Montana towns and cities from the American Rescue Plan Act, the governor said Thursday.

In terms of other area towns, Boulder will get $163,000, Cascade will get $86,721, Choteau will receive $218,400, Deer Lodge will get $364,384 and Townsend will receive $274,852.

Gov. Greg Gianforte speaks on the step of the Montana state Capitol.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

“The federal funds we’re distributing today give local governments the authority to address the unique needs of their communities,” Gov. Greg Gianforte said.

The state was to issue the payments Thursday, and the cities and towns should receive the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds by early next week. Helena is expected to use the money for General Revenue losses, investing in water/sewer/broadband infrastructure,

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