Tester staff to be on hand at briefings for flooded communities

Senator encourages community leaders to attend Public Assistance Briefings across Montana

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester has directed his staff to attend each of the State of Montana’s upcoming Public Assistance Briefings for communities affected by recent flooding.

Tester is also encouraging local community leaders and representatives to attend the briefings for information about assistance for damage to public infrastructure.

Representatives from the State of Montana’s Disaster and Emergency Services Division, along with FEMA, will use the six briefings to outline steps to apply for Public Assistance funding.  The money can be used to address flood damage to public infrastructure like roads.

Public Assistance—separate from Individual Assistance—is available to Montana city and county governments, tribal governments, stage agencies, and private non-profit organizations (such as rural electric co-ops and irrigation districts) that qualify for damage assistance.

Tester’s staff will attend each meeting in its entirety and will be on hand to help answer questions.

Thursday, June 23 at 2 p.m.
MSU Billings—Student Union Ballroom
1500 University Drive

Monday, June 27 at 10 a.m.
Yogo Inn Conference Room
211 East Main Street

Havre, Rocky Boy/Ft. Belknap
Tuesday, June 28 at 9 a.m.
Hill County Electric Coop—Hospitality Room
2121 Highway 2 Northwest

Wednesday, June 29 at 10 a.m.
FMDH Hospital—Conference Room
621 3rd Street South

Miles City
Thursday, June 30 at 9 a.m.
Miles City Community College-Rooms 106 and 107
2715 Dickinson Street

Crow Tribe/Crow Agency, Northern Cheyene
Thursday, June 30 at 2:30 p.m.
Location TBD