COVID-19

Reports

The Coronavirus and Child Care: Montana Must Do More for Workers and Families

Montana went into this pandemic with inadequate support for the child care industry and the state is at a crossroads. Montana lawmakers can decide to improve the long-standing issues with our child...

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The Coronavirus Pandemic Demands State Investment in Indian Country

Montana has a tremendous opportunity to create the change the state has always needed. Without action, the coronavirus could take a serious toll on Indian Country and Montana. This report outlines why...

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CARES Act: Funding for Housing and Homelessness

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Funding for Indian Country in the CARES Act

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The Crisis We Face: How Montana Can Respond to the Economic Impact of COVID-19

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: How Montana Can Help During COVID-19

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Unemployment Insurance: How the State Can Help Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Blog Posts

Tribal Sovereignty During COVID-19

Tribal nations are showcasing leadership during COVID-19 by prioritizing the safety and health of vulnerable populations, tribal citizens, and non-citizens. To fight the spread of COVID-19, many...

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Children are going hungry with school closures. Montana can help.

Montana can help thousands of low-income students get enough to eat during school closures, but it must act swiftly.   A new program established through the Families First Coronavirus...

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COVID Lays Bare Inequities for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

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Montana’s Frontline Workers Are Mostly Women and People of Color

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CARES Act: Frequently Asked Questions About Recovery Rebates

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The CARES Act and Unemployment Insurance: Who Is Eligible?

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

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State Action on Evictions, Foreclosures, and Utilities

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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.