The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (PUB. L. NO 117-2 SEC 602 (c)(1)(d)) provides state and local aid to make necessary investments in water and sewer infrastructure. The 67th Montana Legislature passed HOUSE BILL 632, which directed the federal funds available under the American Rescue Plan Act for use in Montana. Section 1 – Section 5 address how the federal funds will be distributed to necessary water and sewer infrastructure projects. House Bill 632 created the Infrastructure Advisory Commission who will oversee spending on water and sewer infrastructure projects along with the Governor of Montana.
House Bill 632 establishes two grant programs for water and sewer: a Competitive Grant Program and a Minimum Allocation Grant Program.
Gallatin County is now accepting applications for the Minimum Allocation Grant Program for Necessary Investments in Water and Sewer.
The application to apply is here.