Category Archives: Military

Female Veteran with her child.

Serving Our Rural Veterans: Barriers, Challenges and Needs

The Army OneSource Resource Center Combat to Communities Web Events feature top experts in planning and delivering programs and
services that provide support for Service members, Veterans and their Families.

Each web event is a ninety-minute presentation, with expert discussions and interactive components designed to advance state and local efforts.

Targeted to state and local policy makers, association leaders and key volunteers, programs directors and collaborative community efforts.


Serving Our Rural Veterans: Barriers, Challenges and Needs

Recent research shows an increase in the number of rural Veterans, to include a growing rural, female Veteran population.

As Service members reintegrate into rural communities, it is vital that local agencies and providers partner to identify their barriers, challenges and needs in order to build support and services that adequately serve our Military community.

Join this FREE web event to explore issues impacting rural Veterans and strategies to build a community of support and care to address their needs.

Presenters will explore:

  • Rural Culture: A History of Service to the Nation
  • Changing demographics of rural Veterans
  • An increasing female Veteran population
  • Challenges and barriers impacting access to services
  • Strategies and resources to support rural Veterans

Want to participate? You can register or invite someone to participate HERE.

MFEC’s MiniGrant Program – Fund YOUR FinLit Project

Who likes Free Money?

The Montana Financial Education Coalition is proud to promote local efforts to expand financial education across our state. We hope that through this mini-grant organizations will be able to implement activities in their communities with an emphasis on Financial Literacy Awareness.

The mini-grants are to augment your existing activities or implement a new strategy or program. We ask that each organization receiving a mini-grant provide a synopsis of the impact the mini-grant had on their program and community. We would love pictures of activities, participants and program materials as well, which will both showcase your efforts and grow the program.

2014 MiniGrant Application

REGISTER NOW for the 2014 MFEC Statewide Conference and Resource Fair

“Financial Security for a Lifetime” – featuring The TODAY Show’s Jean Chatzky!

Conference Dates:

April 28, 5:00 pm: Free Reception and Resource Fair Opening Remarks from Montana Lt. Governor Angela McLean and Keynote from Gene Natali, author of The Missing Semester, a personal finance primer for young adults 

April 29, 8:00am-5:00pm: Conference and Resource Fair

7:00 am Free Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 11:30am Free Conference Keynote by Jean Chatzky General Session Addresses by Monica Lindeen, Montana’s CSI and Montana Attorney General Tim Fox Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Marsha Goetting, MSU: Greatest Challenges to Achieving Financial Security for a Lifetime Featuring panelists Jean Chatzky, Matt Dale, Montana Office of Consumer Protection, Lynne Egan, Deputy CSI, Melanie Hall, Montana Banking Commissioner
11:45am-5:00pm Paid Conference Luncheon Keynote with Carroll College Professor Belle Marie: Understanding Financial Literacy Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Digging deeper into workable financial solutions for young adults, women, military, and protecting against fraud 2014 Mini Grant awards for YOUR financial literacy projects

Check out the agenda As if you needed another reason to register. Really.

Click here to register In case you’re one of few that haven’t yet.