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Upcoming 2020 District Meetings

By | Association News, Coronavirus

Given these unprecedented times, and after MUCH discussion, we have come to the difficult decision that this year’s district meetings will be virtual as opposed to in-person. The annual trip around Montana is something we very much look forward to—it’s a true pleasure to be able to see the different areas of Montana and your respective beautiful communities. However, given the current situation, we can’t justify bringing together large numbers of people in confined areas, nor putting MACo members in the difficult situation of choosing whether or not to attend.

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TSEP Application Deadline Extended

By | Coronavirus, County News, Grants

Due to the repercussions of COVID-19, the Montana Department of Commerce has received many public comments expressing concern over the May 1, 2020 TSEP Construction application deadline. Commerce has: (1) extended the application deadline to June 12, 2020; and (2) will allow TSEP Construction Application public meeting documentation to be submitted any time up until August 3, 2020.

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Livestock Loss Board Loss Prevention Grants

By | County News, Grants

Apply now for livestock loss prevention grants. The Livestock Loss Board has $80,000 available for wolf only loss prevention projects. Limited money will be available for grizzly bear loss prevention projects. Applications are available at www.llb.mt.gov  or by calling the Livestock Loss Board Office. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2020. All projects must be for loss prevention for the following animals: cattle, sheep, horses, mules, goats, swine or llamas. Other animals such as chickens or bison are not eligible for our loss prevention grant funds. Also agricultural crop damage prevention is not covered.

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Governor’s Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force Update & Outcomes

By | Association News, Coronavirus, Virtual Townhalls

The second session in our series of townhalls focused on the Governor’s Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force.  MACo Executive Director, Eric Bryson, reported on the progress and guidance that came out of the Governor’s Task Force, which was assembled to provide direction and advice on how to best use $1.25 billion appropriated to Montana through the Federal CARES Act.

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Second Opportunity for Mobile Crisis Unit Grant

By | County News, Grants

The Department of Public Health and Human Services, Addictive and Mental Disorders Division (AMDD), recently released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Mobile Crisis Unit Grant; however, the the total appropriation during the initial RFP was not expended, so the Department is now seeking to re-release the Mobile Crisis Unit Grant to provide an additional opportunity for communities to access funding for critical crisis and diversion services.

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Letter from Our MACo President

By | Association News, County News

I am writing you all to say hello and to wish you, your family, and friends all well in these uncertain times. Thank you to all the counties and their public staff and health departments that are working many hours and extra days to ensure the safety of their counties and cities.

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