The Montana Department of Administration distributed Supplemental Federal Forest Reserve funds to the counties totaling $878,966.60 on Monday May 13, 2019.  The distribution amounts for individual counties are listed in the Excel worksheet linked below.  This additional payment represents the sequestration of 6.2% that was initially withheld from the April 2019 payment.

These funds are received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, https://www.fs.usda.gov/pts/, and are associated with CFDA # 10.665 (Schools and Roads – Grants to States).

The funds should be allocated in accordance with MCA 17-3-213 (2).  This allocation is 66 2/3% to the general road fund and 33 1/3% to the countywide school levies. The fund distribution worksheet is also linked below.

Please submit a copy of your A101 form by June 1, 2019 to the Director’s Office of Finance & Budget via email to lcarroll@mt.gov (phone number: 406-444-3821).  If you do not have the capability to send PDF files, you can still mail them to the following address:

Attn: Lori Carroll
Mitchell Building
125 N. Roberts, RM 176
P.O. Box 200107
Helena, MT  59620-0107

Please note: To comply with the Single Audit Act regarding monitoring of sub-recipients of federal grants, the Department of Administration will be requesting additional documentation throughout the year regarding the use of the Federal Forest Reserve funds distributed.  You will be notified, and additional instructions will be given at that time.

Shantil Siaperas  |  Communications Director |  shantil@mtcounties.org  |  (406) 449-4360