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Reclamation & Development Grants Program Planning Grants

Posted Date: 
October 25, 2016
Contact: 
Stephanie Hester or Heidi Folnagy, Reclamation & Development Grants, Montana DNRC

Application Due by 5 p.m. on December 20, 2016

The 2015 Legislature authorized the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) $800,000 in funds for Reclamation and Development Grants (RDG) Program planning grants. DNRC expects to have approximately $100,000 available this cycle, but will confirm the available overall funding amount in January.

2016-2017 Lodging Rates

Posted Date: 
September 28, 2016

The General Services Administration has announced new lodging rates effective for travel beginning October 1, 2016.

Website Privacy Policy Samples for Counties

Please Do NOT Simply Cut & Paste the Policy As Is
Contact: 
Shantil Siaperas, Legislative Analyst & Communications Specialist, Montana Association of Counties

We have been receiving numerous questions regarding the privacy policies that SAVA requested be posted on local government websites.  To help in your endeavors regarding this issue, attached are two sample privacy policies that can be used as guides (one for a website that does not collect any personally identifiable information and another for a website that does collect personally identifiable information) as well as some optional clauses.  Depending on what information you collect, the clauses may need altering or more clauses may need to be added.  If using these samples, please be sure to personalize them.  DO NOT simply cut-and-paste this policy as is.

Reclamation & Development Grants Program Planning Grants

Posted Date: 
August 14, 2015
Contact: 
Alicia Stickney, Reclamation and Development Grants, Montana DNRC

The 2015 Legislature authorized the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) $800,000 in funds for Reclamation and Development Grants (RDG) Program planning grants.  Approximately $200,000 are available this cycle.  Applications due by Midnight, Friday, September 25, 2015.

Mailing of Classification and Appraisal Notices

Posted Date: 
August 13, 2015
Contact: 
Cynthia Monteau Moore, Administrator, Property Assessment Division, Montana Department of Revenue

Memorandum to: County Commissioners, County Clerk and Recorders, County Treasurers

Download 2015 Classification & Appraisal Notice Dates Document

The Montana Department of Revenue has completed our 2015 classification and appraisal notice mailing to property owners across the state.

Waters of the US Final Rule: Legislative & Legal Options

Posted Date: 
July 2, 2015
Contact: 
Deborah Cox, Legislative Director, National Association of Counties

NACo has received many questions recently regarding potential next steps once the final Waters of the U.S. rule is published. The purpose of this document is to explore some of the options, both legislative and legal. This document is in no way intended to serve as a recommendation or endorsement by NACo of any particular action.

Montana and 12 Other States Challenge New EPA & Corps of Engineers Regulation

Posted Date: 
June 29, 2015
Contact: 
Montana Department of Justice

Counties, farmers, ranchers, other groups support multi-state legal challenge

HELENA – Today Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and 12 other states filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) over the new regulation broadly expanding the definition of “Waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act. The case was filed in the U.S. district court for the District of North Dakota.

New Report: A Citizen's Guide to Montana Energy Law

Posted Date: 
June 26, 2014
Contact: 
Sonja Nowakowski, ETIC Staff

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee (ETIC) has just completed a publication to assist the public in learning about energy issues in Montana.

Urgent: DOR Meeting to Discuss SB 56

Posted Date: 
May 13, 2014
Contact: 
Harold Blattie, Executive Director, Montana Association of Counties

Important Notice to Montana County Commissioners and Treasurers

There will be a meeting held June 17 in Helena to discuss the policy and technical aspects regarding DOR wanting counties to assume the responsibility of entering "fee-based specials."

2014 Water Rights in Montana Handbook

Posted Date: 
May 8, 2014
Contact: 
Jason Mohr, Water Policy Interim Committee Staff

The Environmental Quality Council and Water Policy Interim Committee have just completed updating the publication, Water Rights in Montana.