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STARS Frequently Asked Questions & Updates


All of the FAQ’s previously posted have been sorted into categories and re posted.  Any NEW FAQ’s/UPDATES will be posted directly to the category that they fit in, with the date that they are posted in red.  Please make sure to go through all of the FAQ’s when checking this page for updates.

Why A Field Test?

  • To allow for time to try the program out
  • To work through challenges
  • To conduct an evaluation of the program related to effectiveness and outcomes
  • To maximize limited funding
  • To gain valuable information to assist in securing new funds for the program to work in its entirety, especially related to incentives
  • To ensure fairness, geographical representation, and facility type representation

Civil Rights

If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of race, national origin, ethnic background, sex, religious affiliation, or disability, you have a right to file a complaint.

To file a complaint of discrimination contact:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
999 18th Street, Suite 407
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 844-2024; (303) 844-3439 (TDD)
(303) 844-2025 FAX



Patty Butler, Chief
Early Childhood Services Bureau
DPHHS, P. O. Box 202925
Helena MT 59620-2925

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Page last updated: 08/02/2013