Business Assistance Information and Links

Missoula County Businesses:  Keeping it Going in a Pandemic

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Paycheck Protection Program 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will reopen the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) the week of Jan. 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. 

To promote access to funds, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, Jan. 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, Jan. 13. In Missoula County, those community financial institutions are MoFi and Clearwater Credit Union.

The PPP will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter. Updated PPP guidance outlining criteria and other program changes are online at

Missoula County Economic Recovery Task Force

The Missoula County Economic Recovery Task Force is a partnership of public and private for-profit and nonprofit entities working to ensure you recover and prosper in the future by understanding how you are affected economically, improving access to resources that provide immediate assistance, developing new resources, and identifying any remaining gaps in resources. 

WATCH: How the Economic Recovery Task Force is working to help businesses and their employees

Information on local, state and federal resources is updated regularly on the Missoula Economic Partnership website

The Economic Recovery Task Force also has partnered with the University of Montana to launch BEAR Powered by UM to advise businesses requesting assistance or guidance in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Click the link below to register for assistance though this program.

Business Emergency Assistance & Recovery

MoFi Paycheck Protection Program Loans

MoFi’s Paycheck Protection Program

Nonprofit organizations

The Montana Nonprofit Association has compiled a list of COVID-19 FAQs related to nonprofits. 

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