Montana — Flood-Wracked Businesses Get Some Relief


Heavy rains a couple of weeks ago devastated parts of Montana. One of the Treasure State’s greatest treasures, Yellowstone National Park, and other areas in the Southern portion of the state were impacted by flooding generated from the rain.

Thousands of visitors in Yellowstone were ordered out of the park. That had a huge economic impact on the surrounding areas. In addition to those troubles, several hundred Montanans lost their homes and businesses were also impacted.

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte has set up a $5 million grant to help businesses that were impacted by the flooding. The money is from the state’s bed tax fund. The governor also noted that $3 million in federal disaster money is available to Montanans.

Department of Commerce Director Scott Osterman said businesses like restaurants, bars, hotels, private campgrounds, guides, etc. can get up to $25,000 from the fund. He said it will give those businesses “much-needed support to get them up and running so they can give in-state and out-of-state guests their best possible Montana experience.”

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