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May 1, 2020

Tester Secures $300,000 for Montana Seniors in Pandemic Relief Funding

Funds will help older Montanans access critical services

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced $300,000 in pandemic relief funding for the Montana Department of Health and Human Services for Aging and Disability Resource Centers that help older Montanans navigate and support long-term care service systems.

“Older Montanans are among those at highest risk from the coronavirus pandemic, and we need to make sure they have access to the services they need to stay healthy,” said Tester. “I’m proud to have secured this funding, which will help the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, through local partnerships, provide seniors with the resources to make informed decisions about what programs and services are available to them during this difficult time.”

The Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) were developed through a partnership between the federal Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The overall goal of the ADRC Program is to empower individuals to effectively navigate their long-term services and supports options to make informed choices. Montana’s Office on Aging contracts with 10 ARDCs serving 56 Montana counties.

Tester has led the charge to ensure that Montana’s seniors have the resources they need to stay healthy during the pandemic. This week he successfully pressured CMS to update a rule that will level the playing field for seniors and other Montanans without reliable broadband who need access to health care. He also recently announced $5.5 million to provide grants for home-delivered meals, caregiver support, Centers for Independent Living, and other supportive services for seniors and Montanans with disabilities via the Older Americans Act (OAA). This funding is part of the overall $1 billion Tester helped secure for seniors across the country in the CARES Act, which was not included in Senator Mitch McConnell’s original legislation.

Visit tester.senate.gov/coronavirusresources for a list of resources for Montanans during the COVID-19 outbreak

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.

Billings

Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768

Bozeman

Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647

Butte

Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586

Helena

Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462

Kalispell

8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974

Missoula

130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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