Baucus, Tester announce more than $1.5 million to boost law enforcement efforts across Montana

Funding Will Help Fight Drug Use And Crime In Montana

(Washington, D.C.) Montana’s U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester today
announced a total of $1,551,374 for justice and law enforcement programs in
communities across Montana.  The eleven separate grants will fund
anti-drug efforts, and police and firefighting

“Grants like this go a long way to keeping Montana the Last Best Place,”
Baucus said. “From preventing drug use to keeping our streets safe, these
dollars will be used to keep Montana the best place on earth to live, work
and raise a family.”

“All of these grants are smart investments for
Tester said. “This is about making sure the folks from Sheridan County to Ravalli County and everywhere in between have the
resources they need and deserve.”

Four of the grants, totaling $486,802 were awarded
through the Office of National Drug Control Policy to drug use prevention
coalitions across Montana. These organizations mobilize and
organize community efforts to fight drug use among young

The other grants will help law enforcement and court
officers complete their jobs safely and


Justice and Law Enforcement Grant

Montana Sheriffs
and Peace Officers Association-

Montana Board of
Crime Control Justice Assistance Grant Program- $366,694

Billings Justice
Assistance Grant Program- $11,390

Weed and Seed Community Intervention
Program- $150,000

Coram-West Glacier Volunteer Fire Department $34,614

Ft. Belknap Office of Community Oriented
Policing services

Blackfeet Tribal Courts Assistance Program– $107,800


Drug Free Coalition

Youth Connections Coalition Montana$125,000

Sheridan County Youth Action Council- $120,101

Butte Cares, Inc. Butte-Silver Bow Drug-Free Coalition

Ravalli County
Prevention Coalition Montana$116,701