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Montana Board of Crime Control taking applications for $3.1 million in Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF)

Friday, April 24, 2020/Categories: Department of Corrections, Montana Board of Crime Control/Tags:

Beginning Friday, April 24, the Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC) will be taking applications for $3.1 million in Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF).

These funds received from the U.S. Department of Justice are intended to assist city, county and tribal governments, state agencies, nonprofit agencies, and for-profit agencies in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.

Projects and purchases that may be considered for funding include, but are not limited to:

  • overtime,
  • equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment),
  • hiring,
  • supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer),
  • training,
  • travel expenses (particularly related to the distribution of resources to the most impacted areas),
  • and addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.

The application will be available online at mbcc.mt.gov on Friday, April 24. Click on “FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program.” To be considered for funding, applicants must complete the Coronavirus Impact Survey located on the MBCC website.

In addition, counties, cities and tribes may be eligible for awards directly from the U.S. Department of Justice. Information regarding that funding is located here: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/bja-2020-18553

For assistance or more information about applying for funding through the MBCC, email mbcc@mt.gov or call (406) 444-3604.

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