COVID-19 Economic and Health Resources

In an effort to maintain accurate and viable information the Town of Eureka has compiled the following resource links.

These links will provide information on health-related questions, updates, and current news, as well as links for economic recovery.   We also included some community links to stay connected to our schools and community resources.

The Town of Eureka recognizes the seriousness of the situation and appreciate everyone’s patience.  We will continue to update this page with more resources as they become available.   Please review the COVID-19 Letter to the public from Mayor LeeAnn Schermerhorn. 

Eureka PSA 3-28-2020

The Town of Eureka works directly with the Lincoln County Emergency Management Team.  During any Disaster/State of Emergency, the Town of Eureka will work with the Emergency Management Team to implement the emergency plans.

 

Update Resources April 5th, 2020

Unemployment: 

Contacting Unemployment:  As per the Montana Department of Labor and Industry the best method to file unemployment insurance claim is through the online system at MontanaWorks.gov.   DLI is experiencing an unprecedented call volume so unless you receive official notification, please search for your answers at dli.mt.gov/employer-covid-19.

Montana Employee Frequently Asked Questions- MT Dept. of Labor

Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources:

The Small Business Administration has a series of loans and programs available for small businesses.   These are to be done in partnership with a financial institution.   To learn more please visit the SBA Coronavirus Relief Options. 

Note, we understand that our financial institutions (Glacier Bank, First Interstate, Valley Bank, and Whitefish Credit Union) in Eureka are all SBA lenders.  Please be patient and kind to these folks as they are processing numerous applications with limited guidelines from SBA/US Treasury. Things are changing daily so it is best to talk with your loan officer directly.

If you are struggling with current loan payments, rental payment, etc.  talk to your providers, landlord, mortgage/loan holders, etc. about deferment on payments, interest-only payments,  partial payments, etc.

An analysis of the CARE Act was compiled by the National Association of Counties.  Please review for more detail.

Housing Assistance: 

If you are having trouble with rent or mortgage the best place to start is to have a discussion with your landlord or with your mortgage holder. Discuss options with them.  And though there are no evictions or shutoffs allowed at this time, it is not a free ride for anyone.  Please make sure you make arrangements to maintain your house.

Montana Housing Guidance on COVID-19

NeighborWorks Montana- Home and Community Resource

Lincoln Electric Cooperative

InterBel Telephone Cooperative

If you are struggling with your water or wastewater bill please call the Town Hall at 297-2123 M-F 8 to 4:30 pm to make arrangements.

How to Help: 

If you or your business wants to learn how you can help, FEMA has created a How-To Help Website.

COVID-19 Resources

Montana Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force

Montana Newsroom

Montana DPHHS -Department of Public Health and Human Services (website)

Montana DPHHS (Facebook)

Montana Disaster and Emergency – Ready and Safe (website)

Montana Disaster and Emergency (Facebook)

US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Lincoln County Health Department (Facebook Page)

Flathead County Health Department – COVID-19

Montana Coronavirus and COVID-19 News

Senator John Tester (Facebook Page) 

Senator Steve Daines (Facebook Page)

Congressman Greg Gianforte (Facebook Page)

Montana Governor Steve Bullock(Facebook Page)

Community Pages

Eureka Public Schools (website)

Eureka Public Schools (Facebook Page)

Lincoln County Library- Eureka (Facebook Page)

Eureka Montana Chamber of Commerce (Facebook Page)

Tobacco Valley Senior and Community Center (Facebook Page)

Western Montana Mental Health Center

The following Facebook pages are run by volunteers providing a venue for community discussions. If you need help from the community or if you have something to give/donate/volunteer, here is a great place to do it.   Be kind to each other and please only share current and factual information from reliable resources.

Eureka Montana Community Bulletin Board (Facebook Page)

Eureka Montana Small Business and Handyman Services (Facebook Page)

Eureka MT & Surrounding Area COVID-19 help &supplies (Facebook Page)

Economic Relief Resources: 

American Small Business Development Centers- Business Development Webinars

Great Falls Economic Development Authority and SBDC Business Crisis Toolkit

SBA Guide for how Small Business can plan and respond to COVID-19

SBA – Disaster Loan Assistance (Business, nonprofits, homeowners and renters)

Montana Small Business Development Centers

Montana Nonprofit Association- Response and Resources

Montana Remote Workforce Toolkit

Resource Guide for Montana Employers and Employees (includes filing for unemployment) 

Montana Works: Emergency Resources for Employers and Workers (filing for unemployment, video on how to file)

Montana USDA-Rural Development (resources for housing assistance and other programs)

Montana Board of Housing (rental and housing assistance resource)

Montana Department of Labor and Industry Notice of Adoption of Temporary Emergency Rules

National Federation of Independent Business- Congressional and Legal Update for Small Business Webinar

National Federation of Independent Business Resources in Response to COVID-19

US Chamber of Commerce- Business Resilience 101 Workbook

US Chamber of Commerce- Customizable Flyer for your Business

Follow the US Congress on Stimulus Packages

For folks that are working in the Restaurant or Bar/Brewery/Distillery etc. field check these two resources out that can help with assistance.

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation

USBG National Charity Foundation