Grant Details

2020 HAVA Election Security Funds (Montana)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    A - Primarily intended to fund technology


    Montana Secretary of State


    The 2020 Montana HAVA Election Security grant funds will be used as follows: subgrants to the 56 counites, National Guard security risk assessments, indirect and administrative costs incurred by the Secretary of State's Office.

    Montana's Federal grant award is $3,127,978 with a 20% state match of $625,596 for a total of $3,753,574. The state match will be met with the Secretary of State's expenditures within the enterprise fund. Per Title 17-2-102, Montana Code Annotated, the enterprise fund accounts for operations that are financed and operated in a manner similar to private business enterprises. 

    Funds are awarded in the following categories:

    • County subgrant program - Subgrants will be made available to all of Montana's 56 counties to be used in accordance with the HAVA spending provisions. The allocation is based on using the Montana Association of Counties allocation formula, which includes a base amount for all counties and the remainder calculated using the counties' populations. The population amounts are based on the data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division--Release Date: April 2019. This office will update the expenditures in the specific program categories through the life cycle of the grant. Each county will submit to the Montana Secretary of State a plan detailing how the funds will be used to improve the administration of elections, enhancing technology and make elections security improvements. Each county will indicate which of the following categories their request falls under and the amount of funds they are requesting:
      • Voting Equipment Replacement and Upgrades
      • Election Auditing
      • Voting Registration Systems and Management
      • Cyber Vulnerabilities
      • Training
      • Communication
    • Security Risk Assessment - The Montana Secretary of State anticipates utilizing the current Memorandum of Understanding with the Montana National Guard to conduct security risk assessments and follow-up visits in Montana counties.
    • Indirect and Administrative Costs - The Secretary of State's Office will recover administrative and indirect costs per 17-1-106, Montana Code Annotated. This includes personnel costs associated with IT Security and grant administration. The provisional rate of recovering indirect cost is 32.46%.
    • Election Administration - The state match will be met with the Secretary of State's enterprise fund for Election and Voter Services Division expenditures, including administrative expenses, payroll, and staff training and development for existing contracted election IT systems. This office will update the expenditures in the specific program categories through the life cycle of the grant. When accounting for the 2020 HAVA Election Security Grant Funds, the Office of the Secretary of State utilizes project accounting. This allows the office to track hours and related costs for this specific grant. Project accounting allows SOS to have a clear indication of the resources and costs going into that project. 

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    States have until September 30, 2024 to request their funds and get the money in their accounts, after which time any funds remaining at EAC will automatically be returned to the U.S. Treasury.


    MT Secretary of State's Office

    MT Secretary of State's Office
    1301 East 6th Avenue
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 444-9009

  • Eligibility Details

    The Montana Secretary of State is the only entity eligible to apply to US Election Security Commission for HAVA funds. Funds are then awarded to state agencies in Montana. States may re-grant/distribute funds to local election districts/offices at their discretion.

    Deadline Details

    For information regarding local deadlines, please contact the Secretary of State's Office directly.

    Award Details

    The 2020 HAVA grant funds are allocated as follows: 

    • County subgrant program - $1,912,636
    • Security Risk Assessment - $200,000
    • Indirect and Administrative Costs - $1,015,342
    • Election Administration - $625,596

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