More grant funds are being withheld from Glacier County due to the County’s inability to provide accurate cash reconciliation information to the Department of Administration and the County’s failure to implement its Corrective Action Plan from earlier audits.

Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton announced last week the addition of nearly $2 million in Help America Vote Act (HAVA) grant money to help counties with the upcoming 2020 elections. Although Glacier County’s allocation of $28,880.69 will be processed by the Secretary of State’s Office, it will not be released to county officials. 

The HAVA grant is the latest of several state and/or federal funds being withheld from Glacier County.

According to Susan Ames, Office Manager of the Secretary of State’s Office, the Department of Administration will determine the release date of the $28,880.69 HAVA grant funds to Glacier County.

The Glacier County Historical Society is a non-profit corporation and was awarded $5,000 recently to help pay the utilities at the Glacier County Historical Museum. Since the non-profit applied for the grant, funds from the Montana History Foundation (a private foundation) were paid directly to the non-profit and were not subject to withholding by the State’s Department of Administration.

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