CHILD CARE FUNDING for Montanans
More than $30 million of federal funding could be directed toward expanding child care capacity in Montana under recommendations approved by a state health advisory commission. The commission approved up to $31 million for the state health department to administer grants to expand child care in the state. The grants could be used to increase worker pay and benefits and help with the cost of rent for facilities, among other uses. The commission is tasked with directing coronavirus relief dollars. The recommendations next go to Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte for final approval.