Glacier Country Tourism is working with the Montana Department of Commerce to implement Montana Aware, a campaign to promote travel safety awareness. We are assisting with the coordination of distributing safety messaging in our communities. The safety messaging includes a number of things including a toolkit of physical materials, news releases, social media posts, webpage copy, radio PSA templates and an image gallery for businesses and organizations to use and/or make available to your community.
We have created a program where we will produce and ship all physical materials from the toolkit to organizations within our communities who will then distribute the materials to local businesses. Glacier Country Tourism will cover all of the associated costs. If you are a formal distribution partner, we will pay your organization a distribution assistance fee of $50/hour. We only request you provide us a weekly or monthly report that tracks hours spent doing this along with a brief update of what materials have been distributed and where. Organizations will also be asked to maintain a stock of these items available for people or businesses to pick up. Your assistance with this program will be needed on and off through June 2021 or until the grant funding has been depleted.
Program will be limited to no more than one officially identified organization per community although we encourage partnerships at the community level. Materials are free to all businesses and organizations within the Glacier Country region.
Apply to be an official community partner HERE.
In addition to the toolkit items (posters and flyers), we have window clings, coasters, table tents, masks and buffs. We also have a selection of special order items you can request including light pole banners, sandwich boards and pop up banners. We are open to suggestions of other items you think may be useful in your community.
As of August, 24, 2020: The following are strategies that have been submitted for the community distribution of Montana Aware.
Distribution program is limited to applicants within the Glacier Country Tourism Region geographic boundaries: Flathead, Glacier, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli and Sanders counties.
To complement the Montana Aware campaign, we are producing billboards, fuel station videos and social media videos with similar safety messaging all across the eight counties of Glacier Country.
The funding for this program is from the federal Montana CARES Act. It is not associated with lodging facility use tax in any way.