How automatic budget cuts could affect Montana

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 24, 2013 at 7:31 pm •  Published: February 24, 2013
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LAW ENFORCEMENT

— About $66,000 in Justice Assistance Grants that support law enforcement, prosecution and courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.

EMPLOYMENT

— About $229,000 in funding for job search assistance, referral, and placement, meaning about 8,570 fewer people will get the help and skills they need to find employment.

— Child care for as many as 100 disadvantaged and vulnerable children of working parents.

HEALTH

— About $29,000 for vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis B, affecting about 420 children.

— About $95,000 to help the state respond to public health threats such as infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events.

— About $330,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 300 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs.

— About $50,000 for the Montana State Department of Health & Environmental Services, resulting in about 1,300 fewer HIV tests.

— About $20,000 for services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 100 fewer victims being served.

— About $226,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors.

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