Baucus, Tester announce nearly $600,000 for eastern Montana

(BIG SANDY, Mont.)  – U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester today announced that 12 eastern Montana counties will receive nearly $600,000 to fight violence.

The Dawson County Domestic Violence Program will use the $597,765 to increase child, youth, and adult safety and decrease the rate of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The Dawson County office will use the money for projects in 12 counties in eastern Montana.

“These dollars will do lead to safer, more prosperous communities across eastern Montana,” Baucus said.  “The money will make sure essential services like law enforcement will continue to play a key role in fighting violence in the rural parts of our state.”

“These kinds of resources help keep our communities strong,” Tester said. “We owe it to our communities and all of Montana’s families to provide top-notch investigation and support in cases of domestic and sexual violence.”

The grant will be awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice.