Secretary Of State Announces Additional HAVA Grant Funds For Montana
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. The allocation is based on using the Montana Association of Counties allocation formula, which includes a base amount for all counties and the remainder calculated using the counties’ populations. The population amounts are based on the data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division — Release Date: April 2019. The SOS office will update the expenditures in the specific program categories through the life cycle of the grant.
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. The SOS office will update the expenditures in the specific program categories through the life cycle of the grant.