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Jan 11, 2021

Montana to Receive More Than $71 Million for Coronavirus Testing & Vaccine Distribution, Tester Announces

Senator secured critical funding in coronavirus relief package

U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that Montana will receive more than $71 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat COVID-19 through large-scale testing and vaccination efforts.

Tester secured the $61,517,133 for COVID-19 testing and $9,657,321 for vaccine distribution through the year-end bipartisan COVID-19 relief and stimulus package.

"Every step we take towards increased testing and effective vaccine distribution is another step towards combating the spread of COVID-19 and getting our economy back on track," Tester said. "With the news this week that Montana has passed the grim milestone of more than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, these critical resources are needed more now than ever to help get this virus under control once and for all, and get folks back to work."

The funding will support testing, contract tracing, surveillance, containment, and mitigation efforts to monitor and suppress the spread of COVID-19 and is expected to arrive before January 19.

Tester has fought tirelessly to ensure Montana has the resources it needs to combat the coronavirus, and secured these funds as part of the compromise COVID-19 stimulus package he negotiated late last month.


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.


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


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


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


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


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


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

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