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. 

Next Meeting:
January 28, 2022 8:00am in Room 102 at the Capital.
Meeting Documents

The meeting will be held via ZOOM, and livestreamed at  To register to participate in the meeting via Zoom, please email [email protected].  Public comment will also be accepted through the Public Comment Form, online, or via email at [email protected].

Supporting Documents:
2021 MTA Comments - ConnectMT Program
Financial Update
2022 ConnectMT Draft Application Guide and Instructions
2022 ConnectMT Draft Online Application
Scoring Chart

Past Meeting Recordings:
December 22, 2021
November 18, 2021
September 14, 2021
Broadband Commission Update: 8/20/21
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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