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

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

In Montana and across the world, the coronavirus pandemic is keeping many of us safely in our homes. Frontline workers are making this protection possible, providing deliveries, healthcare, child...

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CARES Act: Frequently Asked Questions About Recovery Rebates

This post was originally posted on April 10 but was updated on April 16.  On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) a $2.2 trillion...

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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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State Takes Steps on SNAP to Help Families Impacted by COVID-19

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Solid State Action on Unemployment Insurance Helps Workers Impacted by COVID-19

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Federal and State Need to Step Up to Protect Workers Impacted by Coronavirus

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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.