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BMVP - Montana Ready Communities - Helena
Montana communities frequently experience significant shocks, such as flooding, wildfires, boom/bust economies and industry closures. These adverse events disproportionately impact low-income, rural and tribal communities. The overall poverty rate in Montana was 14.6% in 2016 and nearly 25% of all rental housing units across Montana are not affordable or available to households with limited income. This initiative will promote a proactive and holistic approach to community planning and preparedness. The Department of Commerce works to enhance and sustain a healthy economy so Montana businesses, communities, and people can prosper.
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Member Duties : Work with a statewide team of professionals to promote community planning activities to ensure housing and service access! The Montana Ready Communities Initiative is to launch a statewide program that will assist diverse communities better prepare for, recover from, and thrive amidst chronic stressors, economic shocks, and other high impact events in order to alleviate the disproportionate effects of these adverse events on low income, rural and tribal populations. This initiative will enhance statewide efforts in capacity building for communities needing assistance. It will reduce the likelihood of falling into poverty after adverse events by mitigating the effects of these shocks. The VISTA member will facilitate the creation of Montana’s Resilience Framework, increase awareness of and engagement of communities to prepare for chronic stressors, economic shocks, and other high impact events and research and create a centralized website for the Montana Ready Communities Initiative.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Public Safety ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Homeland Security ,  Technology . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Non-Profit Management ,  First Aid ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Law ,  Medicine ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Architectural Planning ,  Environment ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Urban Planning ,  Public Health ,  Computers/Technology ,  Emergency Planning ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Social Services ,  Trade/Construction ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking . 
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BMVP - Montana Ready Communities - Helena

Program Start/End Date
01/22/2019  -   01/21/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  


Accepting Applications
From  10/22/2018  To  01/11/2019 

Contact Brenda Beckett
2825 3rd Ave N
Billings   MT   59101

Listing ID 57815