1. Free home learning for kids:
Scholastic magazine is making their Learn At Home programs available for free online for kids whose schools are closed.
2. Free internet access for students whose schools are closed:
Spectrum Internet says: In an effort to ensure Americans have necessary access to online resources, qualifying households with students can get 60 days of FREE access with a Spectrum Internet account.
3. Unemployment insurance:
The state of Montana has adopted special emergency rules to provide unemployment to people who haven't quit or been fired, but have lost work because of the coronavirus. Learn more at this link:
Office of Public Assistance (applying for benefits)
Call the Public Assistance Helpline at 1-888-706-1535 or go online to apply.mt.gov
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits
Grocery shopping for people at high risk for coronavirus
Local grocery stores have certain hours that are reserved for the elderly, pregnant women, or others at high risk of the COVID-19 disease.
No power disconnections for those who can't pay because of the outbreak.
NorthWestern Energy voluntarily suspended service disconnections for non-payment, effective immediately, to help customers who may be financially impacted as the result of this outbreak. This suspension will apply primarily to residential customers and will remain in effect until further notice.