American Rescue Plan Act 2021 - Gallatin County

American Rescue Plan Act

Gallatin County is receiving $22 million from the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The Gallatin County Commission is in the process of deciding on what to do with these critical dollars.

These funds are meant to support services ranging from basic infrastructure, broadband, business, housing, and health and human services.


Find the full U.S. Department of Treasury guidance on ARPA funding HERE.


Commissioners are committed to a decision-making process defined by careful thought, inclusive dialogue, strategic coordination with other local governments and community stakeholders, and eventually, decisive actions that make sustainable investments in our county and its citizens.

About $774,000 of the funding has gone to the Gallatin City-County Health Department to help with the county's pandemic response. It has paid for things like an additional public health nurse, vaccination efforts, and wastewater sampling, among other things.

Then for the last few months, commissioners have been working with nonprofits, local governments, and businesses across Gallatin County to allocate other funds to help with four program areas they have prioritized: housing, mental health, economic recovery, and water and sewer projects.

So far, the commission has made allocations to two outside agencies:


If you have comments on the process of administering these funds, the Gallatin County Commission would love to hear from you. Provide your feedback by:

- Emailing commission@gallatin.mt.gov
- Calling 582-3000
- Mailing or dropping off comments to Gallatin County Commission, 311 W. Main St., Room 306, Bozeman, MT 59715
- Attending public meetings to provide input - see schedule below.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

DateMeeting
Tuesday, Nov. 30Commission ARPA Review
Tuesday, Dec. 14Commission ARPA Review
Tuesday, Dec. 21Commission ARPA Review
Tuesday, Dec. 28Commission ARPA Review