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Archive for date: August 06, 2021

Montana Public School Spending Plan Approved

The U.S. Department of Education has approved Montana’s plan to use federal coronavirus relief funds distributing $127 million to the state’s K-12 schools. The most recent round of funding announced Thursday is the third and last delivering the $382 million allocated to Montana schools through the federal American Rescue Plan. Montana’s Office...

Montana Receives Extended Eviction Moratorium

After the National Eviction Moratorium expired July 31, the Biden administration implemented another one August 3rd for counties with high rates of COVID transmission which covers 90% of Montana counties. Montana has been allocated a total of $352.4 million in federal funds to help with emergency rental assistance and utility payments. People ...

Governor Gianforte Believes Work Initiative Yielding Positive Results

In June, Montana became the first state to stop federal unemployment insurance supplemental benefit funding put in place during the pandemic to help people who lost their jobs and replace them with a $1,200 bonus for going back to work. Governor Greg Gianforte says he believes it’s working and has an example.

2020 Census Data T Be Released Next Week

2020 census used for drawing congressional and legislative districts will be released next Thursday. The data will cover geographies as small as neighborhoods and as large as states. The information was supposed to be released at the end of March but was pushed back to August to give bureau statisticians more time to crunch the numbers which c...