The Montana Coal Board

Eligible Applicants


Applicants eligible to receive financial assistance:

  • Local governmental units (cities, towns, counties, school districts, water and sewer districts, etc.)
  • State agencies
  • Governing bodies of federally recognized Indian tribes

Under 90-6-209, MCA, a grant to an Indian tribe may not be approved by the Coal Board unless:

(a) the governing body of the tribe has agreed:
(i) to waive its immunity from suit on any issue specifically arising from the transaction of a grant obtained under this part; and
(ii) to the adjudication of any dispute arising out of the grant transaction in the district court of the first judicial district of the state of Montana; and
(b) approval of the transaction has been obtained from the secretary of the United States department of the interior whenever approval is necessary.


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