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Health department seeks input by May 17 (Now extended to May 20) on 3-year plan to improve child care quality and access

Montana will receive nearly $32 million in federal funds next year to make child care more accessible for low-income families. How it will use that money — and the similar amount it will receive each year through 2027 — is currently being discussed by state officials.

D.C. Has an Excellent Model for Strengthening Child Care. The City May Do Away With It.

Supplementing early childhood educators’ wages has gone a long way toward addressing a longtime crisis. Even if the program doesn’t survive the city’s budget process, it should remain an example for local, state and federal efforts.

The Montana STEM Ecosystem – Come Join the Future

The Montana STEM Ecosystem brings together representatives from education, business, afterschool, government, industry and nonprofits along with other engaged citizens to discuss how Montana can continue to grow a strong STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning ecosystem across the state.

Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR)

Building a future where every student and educator can learn, dream, and thrive.

Welcome to the Idaho STEM Ecosystem Community!

Join the community today and start networking with like-minded individuals, attend unique events and access valuable resources!

Stem Ecosystems

Every young person should have access to rich, connected learning opportunities

Enabling citizens to invest in the future of farming

The new model raises funds from citizen investors to purchase land for agroecological farming

New Analysis Platform Shines Light On Utilities’ Solar Energy Future

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in collaboration with three other national labs, have developed a free online platform to help utilities understand how solar energy projects will affect the operation of their power systems.

Montana Bowhunters Association Teen Bowhunter Camp – June 20-23, 2024- McCartney Creek Ranch, Forest Grove Montana

Teen Bowhunter Camp Vision

To provide an experiential adventure engaging Montana Teens in the outdoors while sharing information and experiences to help them be great stewards for the Sportmen’s community to be successful Bowhunters.

Multiple Major Banks to Close Operations in Parts of Montana

Not only are Chase and BOA struggling, but Wells Fargo is beginning to pull out of some locations across Montana as well. Missoula lost a Wells Fargo Branch in 2023. A Wells Fargo branch in Helena is slated to close its doors this July.