State receives more than 9,600 COVID-19 relief grant applications

More than 9,600 COVID-19 relief grant applications have been submitted to the State of Montana since applications opened last Thursday.

Last week, Governor Bullock announced $123 million in CARES Act funding for nine new grant programs that are designed to address key COVID-19 issues Montanans are facing.

As of the beginning of the business day May 13, the Montana Department of Commerce has received 9,677 grant applications.

The majority of grant applications, 7,045, are for the Montana Business Stabilization Grant program. According to the state, around 5,000 of those applications were submitted whthin the first 24 hours of applications being accepted.