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Federal funding targets Mineral, Sanders counties

by Clark Fork Valley Press
| April 17, 2024 12:00 AM

Approximately $15.9 million from the Secure Rural Schools program will go to Montana’s public schools, roads and other municipal services. Mineral and Sanders counties are flagged to haul in $880,834 and $1,633,233, respectively.

The funds are the result of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said the Secure Rural Schools program was reauthorized and funded through the act that he helped negotiate.

“Whether it’s resources for schools, roads, or emergency services – our work on the bipartisan infrastructure law is continuing to deliver for rural Montana,” said Tester. “These targeted investments will ensure that children have access to a quality public education, will keep firefighters and law enforcement officers on the beat, and help restore our roads so that Montana doesn’t fall through the cracks. Montana’s counties rely on this critical funding to help grow small businesses and support families, and I’m looking forward to seeing it be put to good use across the Treasure State.”

Funding for the Secure Rural Schools program comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and will be delivered to counties across the state to support public schools and roads, the restoration of public lands, and other county projects.

  • Beaverhead: $822,332.86      
  • Broadwater: $171,441.68
  • Carter: $115,630.41   
  • Cascade: $126,844.82
  • Chouteau: $23,524.14
  • Deer Lodge: $207,058.44      
  • Fergus: $83,148.06                
  • Flathead: $1,237,355.41        
  • Gallatin: $225,610.53            
  • Glacier: $33,653.78   
  • Golden Valley: $17,516.14    
  • Granite: $542,527.02 
  • Jefferson: $306,565.49
  • Judith Basin: $239,971.29                 
  • Lewis & Clark: $685,974.73 
  • Lincoln: $4,044,923.24          
  • Madison: $345,927.74           
  • Meagher: $456,681.87           
  • Mineral: $880,834.79
  • Missoula: $607,136.51          
  • Park: $474,588.67      
  • Pondera: $67,137.96
  • Powder River: $453,782.13
  • Powell: $684,798.50  
  • Ravalli: $728,924.16
  • Rosebud: $76,133.87
  • Sanders: $1,633,233.88
  • Silver Bow: $140,029.27       
  • Stillwater: $91,995.59
  • Sweet Grass: $176,300.16
  • Teton: $149,474.39
  • Wheatland: $68,796.96