Senator Steve Daines today announced Montana State University (MSU) received $190,000 to increase quality healthcare services and for asbestos research.

“I look forward to seeing Montana State University use this funding to expand their healthcare services to increase the quality of services for rural Montanans,” Daines stated.

MSU received $172,000 for the State Office of Rural Health to improve access to, and the quality of, healthcare for rural Montana.

MSU also received $18,000 for research and education on environmental asbestos exposure from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Hazardous Substances Research and Training Program.

“Too many Montana families have suffered at the hands of this deadly carcinogen and through this additional funding our researchers will have more tools at their disposal to study the effects of asbestos,” Daines stated.