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Food and Essentials Delivery in Carbon County

Carbon County COVID-19 Incident Management Team, in coordination with Beartooth Market, Valley Foods and Joliet Foods, is offering a limited grocery shopping and delivery service for certain residents in the County. People who fit into one of more of the following categories are eligible: 

  • persons 65 and older 
  • those who have significant medical conditions that place them at risk under the current COVID-19 guidelines 
  • those who have tested positive for COVID-19. 

This program has been established only for those in the community who are at a significant risk to contract this disease or transmit it to others. 

Please call 406-445-7258 leave your name a phone number in the message.

You will be contacted by the shopping and delivery coordinator within 24 hours of leaving the message.

Deliveries will be made on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Payment is required upon delivery. The preferred method of payment is by personal check, but cash will also be accepted. 

Once the shopping has been completed, you will be called with your cost and approximate time of delivery.

Free Breakfast and Lunch for kids ages 0-18. Pick up Monday – Friday 9am – 10 am at the Club. Let Red Lodge Schools know if you would like meals so they can plan.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to all Montana small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA disaster assistance is now available in all counties within the state of Montana and some neighboring counties.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email  for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155. The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 17, 2020. For more information about available SBA resources and services, please


The Red Lodge Area Community Foundation has already taken actions to take care of our staff, our nonprofits and our community. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Foundation is now accepting donations for the Carbon County COVID-19 Relief Fund. These funds will be available to support:

  • Area nonprofits’ individual response efforts
  • Local agencies and individuals
  • Emergent community needs

To donate, apply and for more information

Red Lodge Area Community Foundation

Below is the Request for FEMA Public Assistance (RPA) Form and the Designation of Applicant Agent form for Montana.  These forms are needed to start the process for potential inclusion in the Public Assistance (PA) Program. Submitting these forms does not guarantee funding; only that you are requesting inclusion into the PA program.  At this time, Applicants may not know what costs they may incur.  Please submit the RPA anyway, this will help us identify potential applicants.

FEMA Public Assistance (RPA) is a national program run by each state’s FEMA office. If your nonprofit is not located in Montana, please contact your state FEMA office – for more information on how they will roll out this program in your area.  

 The applicant agent is the main contact person responsible for gathering and compiling all documents in relation to the PA Program.  

In Montana, completed forms must be sent to Tim Thennis at and Sheri Medow at ASAP or by April 15, 2020.  

Eligible applicants include:

  • Counties
  • Incorporated Towns and Cities
  • Tribes
  • Private Non-Profits that provide essential critical services
  • School Districts
  • State Agencies

Eligible activities for Emergency Protective Measures in support of public health for COVID-19:  See attached Fact Sheet dated 3/19/20

Tribal Nations, Counties and Cities/Towns will need to provide for unmet needs for their own citizens.  Purchase and distribution of food, water, ice, medicine, and other consumable supplies, to include personal protective equipment and hazardous material suits.  Eligible expenses may then be submitted for potential reimbursement from FEMA’s Public Assistance program.  This will allow for tribal and local governments to prioritize and distribute based on your needs and resources.  The state will not provide these resources but may assist with any distribution or volunteer management needs.

 Eligible expenses include:

  • Overtime and fringe benefits of employees
  • Travel
  • Equipment
  • Supplies and materials
  • Straight-time and overtime pay for unbudgeted employees needing to be hired to perform Emergency Work temporarily in response to COVID-19 impacts

The minimum project worksheet amount for eligible activities and expenses is $3,300.  FEMA assistance will be provided at a 75%-25% Federal-Applicant cost share.

Track volunteers through a sign in/out sheet with name and specific activity.  

FEMA will not duplicate financial assistance provided by HHS, IHS, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other federal agencies or insurance. 

Once the attached documents are received, we will create an account in FEMA’s grant portal and at that time the applicant agent will receive an e-mail with website information and a temporary password.We will provide additional information to the applicant agents once we receive the attached documents.

Please feel free to contact Sheri Medow at 406 324-4773 to Tim Thennis at 406 324-4783 if you have any questions on completing the forms.

 Tim Thennis

Recovery Section Supervisor

MT Disaster & Emergency Services

406 324-4783


Sheri Medow

Response and Recovery

MT Disaster & Emergency Services

406 324-4773

COVID-19 Emergency Protective Measures Fact Sheet

Request for Public Assistance RPA

Designation of Applicant Agent


The Food Bank is open with modified access. Hours are the same.

The Board of Directors at BareTooth Cupboards is going to extra lengths and taking extra precautions to protect the health and safety of our volunteers and our customers.

The food bank will only be accepting “call in” orders from their customers beginning Thursday 3/26/20. No customers will be allowed in the store. Volunteers are available at regular hours to take orders and get food to people. 

See their website for more information and for an order form. 

BareTooth Cupboards

For the near a future, we will be accepting cash donations only, no food donations. Hopefully, we’ll be able to lift that restriction before too long but it’s necessary for now. Check Facebook for updates.

Located at 17 East 11th Street, Red Lodge, MT 59068
Phone: 406-446-1255
Hours: Monday & Wednesday 11:00-1:00. Tuesday & Thursday 3:00-5:00. Saturday 9:00-11:00

2nd and 4th Wednesday 9:30am – 11:30am call 406-662-1060 for details

Starting Friday 3/27
Monday – Friday 7am – 9am will be reserved for seniors and members of our community at higher risk to shop at the Beartooth Market

Carbon County would like to encourage the use of its on-line services as much as possible.  

The City of Red Lodge would like to encourage the use of its on-line services as much as possible.  

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Carbon County Print Resources

Stop the Spread

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Call Ahead

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