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Funding for Indian Country in the CARES Act

On Friday, March 27, Congress passed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion emergency relief bill to help buffer the economic downfall of the coronavirus...

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Every Kid Counts: 2020 Census and the Importance of Including All Children

Unless we achieve a complete and accurate count of all Montanans, infants and toddlers will get less than their fair share in federal funding for most...

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The CARES Act and Unemployment Insurance: Who Is Eligible?

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides important expansions to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program to help...

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Food Access: Changes to SNAP, WIC, and Child Nutrition During COVID-19

In times of crisis and uncertainty, Montanans come together to take care of each other. In the last two weeks, record numbers of people have lost...

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Montana Budget & Policy Center

Shaping policy for a stronger Montana.

MBPC is a nonprofit organization focused on providing credible and timely research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues that impact low- and moderate-income Montana families.