Montana Announces Support for Small Businesses

Montana Governor, Steve Bullock, announced additional CARES Act funding especially designed to support local meat processors, small businesses and local governments across the state.

The funding 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 COIVD-19 related expenses.

The Montana Meat Processing Infrastructure Grant is available to aid small and medium-sized meat processors responding to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions by supporting local meat processing infrastructure and capacity in Montana, Bullock said. For those who are interested applications are being accepted at COVIDRELIEF.MT.GOV, every business can apply for a maximum award of $150,000, the deadline is July 2, 2020, at 5.00 pm.

“These grants will boost processing and storage capacity. They’ll help Montana businesses put more Montana meat onto more shelves. Plus, an increase in in-state processing means more direct sales, and better, value-added markets for producers,” Governor Bullock said. “These investments will bolster Montana’s food security, making us stronger in response to the pandemic, as well as long into the future.”

Original article published by KULR8

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