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SNAP Food Assistance:

Who is eligible for SNAP? If you were laid off or lost income and need help putting food on the table, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is here to help. Here are some core eligibility rules: • If you live with your spouse or your...

 

Bullock extends directives issued to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

On Tuesday, Governor Steve Bullock extended through April 24 Directives he issued to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by slowing the spread of the virus in Montana. The Directives were set to expire on April 10. “We know that staying home will help...

 

Region 7 offers 50 Block Management Areas for 2020 spring turkey season

Hunters in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 will have ample opportunities and many choices for where to hunt turkeys this spring, with 50 Block Management Areas allowing public access for t...

 

MVD changes in response to COVID-19

Governor Bullock recently issued a directive extending the renewal deadline by 90 days for driver licenses expiring in March, April, and May 2020. These credentials will be reported as valid in government systems during this grace period even though...

 

Growth Through Ag Mini Grants

The Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) Mini Grant Program is currently accepting applications. The Mini Grant program is used to strengthen and diversify Montana’s agricultural industry. Through these small grants, the program assists with the...

 

DOL releases COVID-19 guidance to ranchers

Agriculture, and the protection of our food supply, has been declared critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security during the COVID-19 response. This declaration means that we have a responsibility to maintain continuity within our...

 

Economic impact payments: What you need to know

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some...

 

Public targeted in COVID-19 stimulus scams

The Montana Department of Revenue is warning all Montanans to watch out for scams related to the recently announced federal stimulus package. With recent news of direct payments to Americans based on their 2018 or 2019 tax information, scammers are...

 

Bullock announces consumer protections to lessen financial hardships during COVID-19 pandemic

On Tuesday Governor Steve Bullock announced consumer protections to lessen the economic impacts on Montanans during the COVID-19 statewide emergency by stopping evictions, foreclosures and cancellation of utility services including water, heating and...

 

FWP enrolling new landowners for Block Management

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is enrolling new landowners in Region 7 who are interested in participating in the Block Management Program. Block Management is a cooperative effort between...

 

History Foundation announces 2020 grants

The Montana History Foundation announces its 2020 grant cycle will put $164,800 into 29 historic preservation projects in 27 communities this year. That brings the total funding from the History...

 

Office of Public Instruction, Montana university system announce free ACT opportunities for students

The Office of Public Instruction and Montana University System announced on Tuesday that Montana juniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT free of charge this coming fall semester of their senior year. Normally, current juniors would take...

 

SBA amends disaster declaration

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to all Montana small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita...

 

Governor Bullock announces emergency loans now available for small businesses in Montana

On Tuesday, Governor Steve Bullock announced that small businesses across Montana impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are now eligible to apply for emergency loans through the Small Business Administration. “We are monitoring the impacts...

 

Purchase hunting and fishing licenses online

In accordance with guidelines for social distancing related to COVID-19 and to protect the public as well as staff, Fish, Wildlife & Park strongly encourages hunters and anglers to make licensing purchases online at fwp.mt.gov. For those who need...

 

Regional economic development corporations earn go-ahead to continue serving business needs across Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce recently announced that eleven regionally focused economic development centers have earned recertification and will receive funding to continue serving business needs across the state for an additional four years....

 

Montana Grazing Lands education and demonstration project funding available

The Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) is accepting applications for mini-grants and demonstration projects. Demonstration project applications are due April 15, 2020. The mini-grants will provide funding for educational events thro...

 

Tester, Hoeven team up to extend rural health care program

Last week, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) introduced legislation to extend the Frontier Community Health Integration Project (FCHIP) until August 2024, a program in ten facilities across Montana, Nevada and North Dakota...

 

FWP recognizes Block Management Program cooperators

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 took the opportunity in February to recognize the important contribution that area landowners make through their participation in the Block Management Program. FWP hosted appreciation dinners in Miles City on...

 

License year began March 1

2020 Montana hunting and fishing licenses will go on sale starting Sunday, March 1 at 5 a.m., and this year people will see some changes to how they can buy general licenses and apply for special...

 

Crop insurance deadline nears

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming that the final date to purchase or make changes to crop insurance on spring-planted crops is March 15. Farmers also need to notify their agent...

 

NRCS sets conservation program funding application cutoff for March 13

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Montana has set a March 13, 2020, application cutoff for agricultural operators to be considered for the next conservation program funding cycle through the Environmental Quality Incentives...

 

License year begins March 1st, other changes for 2020

As the current license year is winding down, hunters and anglers can look for a few immediate changes for the coming year. The new license year starts on March 1st, which means that is the day you can buy your 2020 hunting and fishing licenses and...

 

MHS accepting applications for Centennial Farm and Ranch properties

The Montana Historical Society (MHS) is now accepting applications for the Centennial Farm and Ranch program. New inductees will receive a framed certificate signed by the governor, recognition at the Ag Day ceremony in the State Capitol during the 2...

 

People in Montana warned of new phone scam

People in Montana are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United Kingdom and could be set to hit the United States. CPR Call Blocker, makers of the best-selling call blocking device in the US and the UK, is urging...

 

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