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Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Tester Secures Nearly $300,000 To Help Fort Peck Respond

Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured nearly $300,000 to help Fort Peck bolster its public health services.

Tester secured the $286,136 grant through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act which will benefit Fort Peck’s Tribal health care, and enable the Tribe to better respond to and prevent further spread of COVID-19.

“Tribal communities in rural Montana are among the most at-risk for outbreaks of this deadly disease, so it is critical they have the resources they need to respond,” Tester said. “This funding will help make sure folks on Fort Peck will be better prepared to handle the coronavirus, keeping them healthy and safe as we confront this crisis. I am going to keep fighting to make sure Washington lives up to its trust and treaty responsibilities and see to it that Indian Country isn’t left behind.”

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