Daines Secures Over $4 Million in Funding for MSU to Help Rural Hospitals During the Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be directing $4,047,216 to Montana State University to support small rural hospitals in Montana through expansions of telehealth, more purchases of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and boosting testing capacity.

“This funding will help our health experts at MSU support our critical access hospitals and rural communities during the coronavirus pandemic,” Daines said. “I will continue working around the clock with our healthcare professionals to ensure we get them the resources they need to protect the health and safety of Montanans.”  

Daines secured $150 million in the in the Phase Three Coronavirus Economic Recovery Package to assist hospitals funded through the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

For more information on the funding, click HERE and HERE.


Daines has been leading the efforts in Congress to respond to the coronavirus outbreak impacting the country. To read about Daines’ COVID-19 related efforts click HERE.