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Montana Gets HAVA Grant Funds

Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton has announced the addition of more federal HAVA grant money for this year’s elections. Montana’s award is $3,127,978 with a 20 percent state match of $625,596 for a total of $3,753,574. The state match will be met with the Secretary of State’s expenditures within the enterprise fund. The 2020 HAVA grant funds are allocated as follows: 1. County subgrant program $1,912,636. Subgrants will be made available to all of Montana’s 56 counties to be used in accordance with the HAVA spending provisions.

2. National Guard - $200,000. The Montana Secretary of State will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Montana National Guard to conduct security risk assessments and follow-up visits in Montana counties.

3. Indirect Cost - $1,015,342 The Secretary of State’s Office will recover indirect costs per 17-1-106, Montana Code Annotated.

4. Election Administration $625,596. The state match will be met with the Secretary of State’s enterprise fund for Election and Voter Services Division expenditures, including administrative expenses, payroll and staff training and development for existing contracted election IT systems.

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