2020 Census

By April 2020, households will receive an invitation to participate in the census. You’ll then have three options to respond: online, by phone, or by mail. We’ll mark Census Day on April 1, 2020, with events across the country. This is a key date for the 2020 count: When completing the census, you’ll note where you are living on April 1.

LIEAP Energy Assistance

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) pays part of winter energy bills for eligible people. Most utilities offer LIEAP recipients discounts on their bills. The Weatherization Program helps participants to improve the heating efficiency of their homes and thus reduce their energy consumption.

Social Security Administration

Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation’s people for over 80 years. Chances are, you either receive Social Security benefits or know someone who does. With retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, Social Security is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in our nation’s history.

SNAP, TANF, and Health Coverage Assistance

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Formerly Food Stamps
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) – Cash assistance
Health Coverage Assistance – Medicaid, Healthy Montana Kids, health insurance assistance and tax credits through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace

Federal Student Aid for Higher Education

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or grad school. uses technology to simplify political engagement, increase voter turnout, and strengthen American democracy.