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How automatic budget cuts could affect Montana

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


— 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.


— 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.


— 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.