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For this program, health care employers—not individuals—apply for reimbursement and pass it on to their hires. To take advantage of this program, please use this job search feature to find jobs that have been approved and are eligible for the reimbursement.

If you find a health care job in Montana that is not listed on this website, contact the employer and ask if they are participating in the CARE in Montana Program.

Possibly. When you find a job you are interested in, ask the employer if that job is approved and eligible for the CARE in Montana Program.

Possibly. Check with your employer, since the business must have received approval for the position prior to your start date.

Maybe. If the business has already received approval from the State for this position, then, yes this program can help you.

The following expenses ARE eligible for reimbursement with supporting documentation:

  • Airfare: Airline tickets may be reimbursed solely for economy or coach seating and baggage charges.
  • Housing: The costs of securing housing, such as rental application fees, down payments, or initial lease costs may be reimbursed to a maximum of $250.
  • Licensing fee: Fees paid directly to a State of Montana licensing board for obtaining a Montana license to practice.
  • Lodging: Lodging may be reimbursed at $125 per night, or the actual cost of lodging, whichever is lower.
  • Meals: Meals may be reimbursed at a rate of $59 per day of travel from the origin to the destination.
  • Mileage: Mileage may be reimbursed for the most direct route from the place from which an employee is moving to the final destination within Montana, at the 2021 IRS Medical & Moving Mileage Rate of $0.16 per mile.
  • Moving costs: The costs of renting a moving truck or hiring a moving company.

The following expenses are NOT eligible for reimbursement:

  • Expenses incurred prior to acceptance of employment, including without limitation, costs relating to in-person interviews.
  • Packing supplies, including without limitation, boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and similar.
  • Storage expenses.
  • Utility cut-off costs, including without limitation, electricity, internet, and water.
  • Expenses submitted more than 30 days after employment start date.

Relocation costs can be reimbursed up to the value of all eligible receipts or $12,500, whichever is less, plus an additional 35% to offset taxes associated with the reimbursement.

Visit https://www.covidreliefmt.org/submit and click on the guidelines for Governor's Health Care Workforce Recruitment Program - ARPA.

Only individuals who relocate to Montana are eligible to receive reimbursement.

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