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.
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.
- Lincoln County Emergency Operation Plan
- Declaration of Local State of Disaster Emergency April 2020- Eureka
- Lincoln County Emergency Declaration Covid19
Update Resources April 5th, 2020
Contacting Unemployment: As per the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, the best method to file an 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Economic Relief Resources:
For folks that are working in the Restaurant or Bar/Brewery/Distillery etc. field check these two resources out that can help with assistance.