ARPA Communications Advisory Commission 

The Communications Advisory Commission is responsible reviewing recommendations for funding communications projects using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The Communications Advisory Commission will review recommendations for projects related to broadband infrastructure. 

The ARPA Communications Advisory Commission held its first meeting on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
Click here to access the recording. 

Broadband Commission Update: 8/20/21

Next meeting: Tuesday, September 14 from 9-noon 
Room 137 of the Capitol Building or streaming live.  Zoom link may be available closer to meeting date. 


Communications Commission

State of Montana's ARPA website

Sen Jason Ellsworth, Chair, R – Hamilton
Misty Giles, Vice-Chair, Director of the Department of Administration
Sen. Dan Salomon, R – Ronan
Sen Janet Ellis, D – Helena
Rep. Mike Hopkins, R – Missoula
Rep Ed Buttrey, R – Great Falls
Rep Katie Sullivan, D – Missoula
Scott Osterman, Director of the Department of Commerce
Scott Sales, Director of the Montana Department of Lottery and former legislative leader