Business Stabilization grants provide lifeline for small businesses

Nearly $138 million has been sent to small businesses through the Montana Business Stabilization Grant program since the program launched in May.

For a lot of recipients, the program has been a much needed lifeline that has kept their business from going under.

“We have been extremely grateful for it,” said Brianne Harrington, owner of The Painted Pot. “Not only has it allowed us to keep our operations going, but also it has allowed us to put aside a little money for the winter because we’re not sure when this is going to end or when we will be back to normal.”