Montana Coal Board
Provide funding to local governments, state agencies, and tribal governments with the impacts that are a direct consequence of coal development or as a result of major decline in coal-related activity.
Coal Board Background
The Coal Board, which is a seven-member board, was created in 1975 by the Legislature through Senate Bill 87 and the adoption of the Coal Severance Tax.
The Coal Board awards grants pursuant to 90-6-207, MCA, which provides the priorities for grants to counties, communities, school districts, or other governmental units that has had or expects to have as a result of the impact of coal development a net increase or decrease in estimated population.
The Coal Board is attached to the Montana Department of Commerce for administrative purposes only.
Lisa Huff, Administrative Officer
(406) 841-2794Fax: (406) 841-2771
Email Coal Board staff at: DOCCB@mt.gov