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USDA Makes Technical Assistance Available to Help Rural Communities in Montana Recover and Increase Resiliency of Water Infrastructure Damaged by Flooding in 2022

Name
Mark McCann
City
Bozeman
Release Date

BOZEMAN, Mont., Sept. 28, 2023 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today the availability of grants to help rural and Tribal communities in Montana recover and increase resiliency of water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste infrastructure damaged by flooding in presidentially declared disasters in 2022.

USDA is making more than $8 million in grants available through the 2022 Disaster Circuit Rider Technical Assistance (CY 2022 Disaster CRTA) Grants Program. Eligible applicants include public bodies, organizations operated on a not-for-profit basis and Federally recognized Tribes.

Funds may be used to provide on-site technical assistance to:

  • Support post-disaster mitigation of eligible events.
  • Identify and evaluate solutions to impacted water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste challenges.
  • Help communities develop and prepare applications for water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste loans and grants.
  • Deliver training and other resources to operators, managers, and other system personnel.
  • Provide certain technical assistance efforts that support the resiliency and capacity of eligible systems. 
  • Pay certain expenses associated with the provision of such services. 

Eligible applicants must reside in one of the seven Montana counties listed as a presidentially declared disaster area resulting from flooding in 2022. Those counties are: Carbon; Flathead; Park; Stillwater; Sweet Grass; Treasure; and Yellowstone.

The program application period is September 28 – October 30, 2023. Applications must be submitted via Grants.gov  not later than 9:59 p.m. Mountain Time on October 30, 2023.

For more information on how to apply, see page 66797 of the September 28, 2023, Federal Register.

Additional resources to support rural communities seeking disaster assistance are available at https://www.rd.usda.gov/page/rural-development-disaster-assistance

For more information about this funding contact Steven Troendle, Director of Community Facilities and Water and Environmental Programs for USDA Rural Development in Montana at steve.troendle@usda.gov.

USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural and Tribal areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.

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