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It’s not too late to be counted in the 2020 Census

News from the MT Dept. of Commerce  MONTANA – The Montana State Library, in partnership with the Montana Department of Commerce and State Complete Count Committee, is launching a week of activities at public libraries across the state to encourage Montana residents to be counted in the 2020 Census before the deadline of Sept. 30. “It’s Not Too Late to Be Counted … at the Library” week will run from Monday, Sept. 21 through Saturday, Sept. 26. North Lake County Public Library in Polson is on the list.  Libraries across the state will be hosting activities like a Census-themed story time for kids featuring counting books, and an online census t...

Suicide Prevention Month offers Montanans new opportunities to ‘Be There’ for others who are struggling

News from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs  MONTANA — September is National Suicide Prevention Month and marks an opportunity for all Montanans to have a role in preventing suicide in our communities. Each year, more than 45,000 Americans — including more than 6,000 Veterans – d...

Expansion of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program began Sept. 21

WASHINGTON —It’s been announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) began on Sept. 21 and runs through Dec. 11, 2020.

$550,000 program to support vet housing

News from the Montana Department of Commerce MONTANA — Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce announced Friday two new housing assistance programs that will provide at least $550,000 of federal CARES Act funding for deposit assistance and assistance for repairs and upgrades for renters and ...

Gubernatorial candidate stumps for votes in Polson Gubernatorial candidate stumps for votes in Polson

POLSON – With campaign season in full swing leading up to the Nov. 3 general election, local, state and national candidates are stumping for votes in Lake County.  Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, who is running to replace his boss, Gov. Steve Bullock, met with around 30 voters in Sacajawea Park on Saturd...

MT Climate Solutions Council issues recommendations

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA — The Montana Climate Solutions Council has released its final recommendations in a plan that spans over 50 recommendations from a year of deliberations with diverse Montanans. The Council was tasked with developing strategies to reduce greenh...

Bill to provide Tribes better access to health data

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — As part of his ongoing efforts to ensure Montana Tribes have the resources they need to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that Tribes are able to better access public health d...

$400 lost wages program ending

News from Montana Department of Labor & Industry HELENA — The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today was informed in a call with the U.S. Department of Labor and Federal Emergency Management Agency that FEMA will not approve funding for the Lost Wages Assistance program beyond Unempl...

Mail-in ballots for 2020 General Election to be sent out Oct. 9

LAKE COUNTY – It may seem early to start preparing for the Nov. 3rd General Election, but in Lake County voters can start checking the boxes as early as Oct. 2 at 8 a.m. The process is being done by mail this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to concerns about spreading the virus and ke...

Less than 30 days left to make it count for Montana in the 2020 Census

News from 2020 Census MONTANA – The Montana Department of Commerce and State Complete Count Committee are urging every Montanan who has not yet responded to the Census to do so before Sept. 30. “So much is at stake for Montana over the final 30 days of the 2020 Census count,” said L...

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