There is strong support for government facilities, but this is offset with the challenges of non-government facilities that have limited funding resources and a lack of assistance for facility operation.
As Montana’s irrigation systems continue to age and deteriorate, maintenance and repair demands increase, and operators should act now to better address these looming concerns.
The mission of the Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is to diligently pursue and ultimately achieve financial and medical support of children by establishing, enforcing, and increasing public awareness of parental obligations.
The division provides federally mandated child support enforcement services.
Other states refer cases to Montana for action when a non-custodial parent lives in Montana.
CSED also collects parental contributions to the state for foster care placements.
Read the Report Card Executive Summary Get the Facts in the Report Card Brochure Montana’s 3,316 dams hold approximately 34.5 million acre-feet of water, roughly the amount of water it would take to cover the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont in water one foot deep.
Yet Montana averages only 35% of the average dam safety state budget per dam.
Individuals who receive public assistance under the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program are automatically referred to CSED.
Regular maintenance and improvements will keep them running longer and save taxpayers money.
This Report Card shows us that better stewardship is needed from our leaders to ensure that public health, safety, economic mobility, and welfare are maintained in the Big Sky State.
From neighborhood roads and community schools to safe drinking water, dams that produce energy and prevent flooding to waterways that irrigate fields, this infrastructure is used by all Montana residents and is essential to our economic future.
Montana’s citizens have an interest in solving our infrastructure problems.