Montana State Legislature
Training Opportunities Specific to Legislators
Organizations to which the Montana Legislature Belongs
- National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
- Council of State Governments (CSG)
- Other organizations (See end of page at: Organizations.) Legislators may be interested in. We do not have funding for these organizations, but they may provide assistance.
- NCSL & CSG
The Legislature appropriated membership dues for these organizations. Limited funds have been appropriated for legislators to participate in NCSL and CSG. Each caucus leader has the authority to approve funds for their members. If you are seeking funding for a meeting or training opportunity, please contact your leader and have the leader email Susan Byorth Fox at email@example.com and provide information on the meeting and the amount of the approval. You do not need to be on a committee to ask for funding.
- Stipends Offered
Occasionally, organizations offer stipends for various policy meetings. Notices may be sent to the appropriate interim committees and to members appointed to NCSL & CSG Committees to solicit interest directly, but the opportunities may also be posted here for all legislators. If you are interested, please submit the form at the bottom of the page and appropriate authority will be sought on your behalf. Stipends often will not cover all of the costs so additional approval may be necessary for costs above stipend amount or you may be responsible for nonauthorized costs.
- Notice of Participation
Many Legislators attend other regional or national meetings, either sponsored or at their own cost. Legislative Services Division would like to know who is participating to better support legislators and communications with interstate organizations. Also, many organizations sponsor other meetings or hosted events and consider Legislative Services the clearinghosue. Please email Susan Fox to let us know what you're participating in so we can better serve you. If you have any questions, please call your caucus leader or Susan Byorth Fox at (406)444-3066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.