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$4M secured for maternal and early childhood home visiting program

News from the Office of Senator Tester MONTANA – U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced that the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services will receive $4,379,043 in Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Homevisiting grant funding to help provide pregnant women and families with resources a...

DPHHS, OPI urge families to apply for P-EBT Nutrition Assistance

News from the DPHHS HELENA — Officials with the Department of Public Health and Human Services and Office of Public Instruction are urging Montana families who haven’t already received the Pandemic Electronic Transfer benefit to apply by the Sept. 21 deadline. The federal program was laun...

Briefs for Aug. 19, 2020

DPHHS issues statement on proposed rule regarding flavored electronic smoking device  News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Sheila Hogan sent this notification to the Children, Families, Health and Human Services Interim Committee today regardi...

Tobacco prevention campaign focuses on COVID-19 Tobacco prevention campaign focuses on COVID-19

LAKE COUNTY – Eye-catching banners featuring warnings about the dangers of tobacco use can now be found in each of the county’s school districts. The campaign reflects the strange times we’re in by highlighting the connection between COVID-19 and tobacco use. The messages can be seen from a...

Never leave a child alone in a car, not even for a minute

News from the DPHHS MONTANA – The Montana Children’s Trust Fund created the Not Even for a Minute Campaign to encourage parents and caregivers to never leave children unattended in or around vehicles. Leaving a child alone in a vehicle for even a short amount of time can lead to heatstroke, ...

Briefs for July 22, 2020

Barron to discuss current affairs in Lake County POLSON — The Pachyderm Club would like to invite the public to hear Commissioner Bill Barron give a presentation on the current affairs of Lake County on July 24 from noon-1 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Rural Polson Fire station off Regat...

MT families can find free summer meals via text message

News from DPHHS MONTANA – Many of the same meal programs that served families during COVID-19 school closures will continue throughout the summer months, and they just became easier for families to find thanks to the opening of a texting service. The Summer Food Service Program, a USDA program ...

Energy assistance extended

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced he is directing $5 million in federal CARES Act funds to expand assistance to thousands of Montanans struggling to afford their home energy needs due to financial strain caused by COVID-19.    &ldquo...

Bullock recognizes mental health providers for pandemic response

News from the Office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock recently recognized the additional efforts of Montana’s mental health providers, who have donated personal protective equipment and are expanding access to mental health services in response to the increased ment...

$300K in relief funding announced for MT seniors

News from Senator Jon Tester BIG SANDY —  U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced $300,000 in pandemic relief funding for the Montana Department of Health and Human Services for Aging and Disability Resource Centers that help older Montanans navigate and support long-term care service systems...


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