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County & Tribal Crisis Matching Grants & Mobile Crisis Unit Programs

By | Grants

Since 2009, a County Matching Grant program has been in place to address the critical need for crisis intervention and jail diversion in Montana communities.  Through House Bill 328, the 2017 Montana Legislature revised the statute to offer the matching grant fund opportunity to federally recognized tribal governments. Innovative local crisis services are needed to effectively respond to acute mental health crises to prevent unnecessary restrictive placements such as incarceration or Montana State Hospital.

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Webinar: Public Safety Grade GIS for NG9-1-1, Strategies for Success

By | County News

Public Safety Grade GIS data required to support NG9-1-1 is fast becoming a reality. Consistent and accurate GIS data is at the core of the NG9-1-1 call routing process. It is essential to properly direct calls to the correct PSAP and share the GIS data used by 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers to locate incidents and dispatch first responders. Now is the time to make sure you are prepared to take your GIS data to the next level in preparation of NG9-1-1.

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C. David Gorton

By | Obituaries

Dave Gorton, 70, died July 23rd in Billings after a brief battle with cancer. Dave won election as the only Democrat on the Yellowstone County Commission in 1981, serving until 1987 while leading efforts to modernize county services to better serve residents. He was also elected President of the Breakfast Exchange Club of Billings in 1985. Before that he served as a Deputy County Attorney from 1975 to 1981, heading the Civil Division from 1978 to 1981.

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Western Region Day at the White House

By | County News

This summer the White House is arranging a similar regional event for Montana, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Alaska, which is scheduled for September 10th.    The meeting is designed for county (commissioners/supervisors) and municipal officials and will include briefings and discussion with Senior Administration Officials on shared federal-state-local priorities pertinent to you.

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Cascade County Seeking Public Works Director

By | Employment Opportunities

Cascade County is seeking a public works director. This position is under the general direction and with the concurrence of the Board of County Commissioners (County Commissioners), is responsible for the overall management, supervision and coordination of the activities and operations of the Public Works Department (Public Works) that consists of the Road & Bridge, Building Maintenance, ExpoPark Maintenance, Fleet Maintenance, Weed & Mosquito, and Telecommunications divisions.

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$21.5 Million Available Through New Infrastructure Program

By | Grants

Communities and school districts impacted by natural resource development can now apply for a portion of $21.5 million in funds for needed infrastructure investments. The Delivering Local Assistance Program was created as part of a $400 million infrastructure investment package passed by the 2019 Legislature and signed by Governor Bullock.

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Cascade County Seeking Planning Director

By | Employment Opportunities

Cascade County is seeking a planning director. This position is under the general direction of the Board of County Commissioners is responsible for the administration and supervision of the Cascade County Planning Department (Planning Department), performs a variety of difficult, complex and specialized assignments in the preparation and distribution of planning reports, technical and professional work in planning programs for the County related to the development and implementation of land use, floodplain, zoning, subdivision, mapping and addressing, junk vehicle retrieval, littering and community decay enforcement and related plans and policies.

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