What is SW MT COAD?    A man has his arm around a woman to comfort as they view their burned home.

Officially founded in June 2018, the Southwest Montana COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters) is an association of local organizations assisting our communities to mobilize and prepare for disasters through coordination, preparation, education, and implementation.  The COAD serves Gallatin, Madison, and Park Counties.  

The COAD is your county’s official partner for disaster fundraising, volunteer coordination, sheltering, food distribution and more.

This group of representatives from a variety of area nonprofit organizations meets monthly to plan how they will support community members. They participate in disaster simulations to test their plans. Most recently, SW MT COAD was activated for the COVID pandemic and Bridger Foothills Fire.

If your organization would like to participate in SW MT COAD, the group meets every third Wednesday at 1:00 pm at the Gallatin County Emergency Management Command Center at 219 E. Tamarack, Bozeman MT 59715. You are welcome to attend and see if this group is a good fit and how your organization might be helpful to our community before committing to join.

Your county’s Emergency Management website will have the most up-to-date information on current disasters in your area. You can find them here:

Assistance is now available from FEMA!

For those who are uninsured or underinsured, apply for assistance with FEMA. You can do so in several ways: Visit DisasterAssistance.gov and click on “Apply Online”. Or, call 800-621-3362.

Disaster Recovery Center will open Wednesday, July 13 at Park High, 102 View Vista Dr., Livingston. The center hours will be 8 am to 6 pm, seven days a week. Representatives from FEMA, The State of Montana, and SBA will be on hand to answer resident and business owner questions.

To DONATE to the SWMT Flood Relief Fund – Serving Park and Madison Counties, CLICK HERE.

To APPLY for assistance from the SWMT Flood Relief Fund – Serving Park and Madison Counties, CLICK HERE.

To find out how you can assist during a disaster, (donate, volunteer, etc.) follow SW MT COAD on Facebook (@SWMTCOAD), Instagram (@SWMTCOAD), and Twitter (@SWMTCOAD).

State of Montana Resources

If your tourism-related business needs assistance, click here.

If you have lost your job due to the flooding, click here.

Click here to see the State of Montana Resources for Flooding Recovery.



COAD Member Organizations


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