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*NEW* Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Public Health Grants
Public Health Grants are available to local and tribal health departments and urban Indian health centers to help in the response to COVID-19 and to meet the needs of their communities. Each organization is eligible to apply for funding. Current funding available is $5 million.
1.888.333.0461 | DPHHS.MT.GOV

*NEW* Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Stay Connected Grants
Grants ranging from $500-$2,000 per applicant are available to reduce social isolation among Montana’s seniors. Eligible applicants include area agencies on aging, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and tribal elder services. Grant funds can be used to fund technologies and other efforts to encourage physically distant forms of social interaction for elderly Montanans during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Current funding available is $400,000
1.888.333.0461 | DPHHS.MT.GOV

*NEW* Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Food Bank and Food Pantry Assistance
Grants of up to $50,000 per applicant are available to increase food security for Montanans hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible applicants include community organizations providing food assistance to Montanans with limited resources, food banks, food pantries, community cupboards, and entities with infrastructures already in place to begin new food distribution programs. Current funding available is $2 million.
1.888.333.0461 | DPHHS.MT.GOV

*NEW* Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Social Services Nonprofit Grants
Grants of up to $10,000 per applicant are available for nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency to retain existing programs and services, employees, or organizational viability for provision of future services and operations. Eligible applicants are registered, Montana-based social service nonprofits that were operating prior to February 15, 2020. This includes senior services, housing services, transportation, public safety, energy assistance, economic development, job training, recreational services and tourism-related activities. Current funding available is $10 million.
1.888.333.0461 | DPHHS.MT.GOV

*NEW* Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Telework Assistance Grants
Grants of up to $1,000 per individual will go towards purchasing equipment to assist Montanans with disabilities access telework equipment. DPHHS will partner with a local non-profit organization to assess and support assistive technology needs of individuals with disabilities during COVID-19. This assistance will help ensure people with disabilities have the equipment needed to adapt to the change in working environment due to COVID-19. Current funding available is $650,000. If you are interested in applying, please email vrinfo@mt.gov with your name and contact information, with Telework Assistance Grants as the subject of the email.  
1.888.333.0461 | DPHHS.MT.GOV


Services for Children and Families
DPHHS provides a wide range of programs and services to support the health and wellbeing of children and families in Montana, addressing basic needs like food and health care to more specialized services like developmental disabilities or child support.
Available to: Everyone who meets program requirements
https://dphhs.mt.gov/ChildrenandFamilies

Senior Services 
DPHHS provides services to Montana seniors with nutrition, long-term care, understanding health insurance and paying for costly prescriptions, providing home and community-based services, legal services, adult protective services, and caregiver respite programs. More specific programs aimed at veterans or adults with disabilities are offered for those who would benefit from targeted services.
Available to:​ Everyone who meets program requirements
http://​https://dphhs.mt.gov/seniors

Disability Services
A number of programs and services are available to Montanans with disabilities, aimed at assisting individuals with education, employment, health care, communication needs, behavioral services, and more.  Protective and legal services are in place to prevent the physical, emotional, and financial abuse of persons with disabilities as well.
Available to: Everyone who meets program requirements
https://dphhs.mt.gov/Disabilities

Health Services 
Health services is the cornerstone of DPHHS programming that coincides with each of the other major programs, covering diseases and conditions, emergency preparedness and response, environmental health, family health, healthy living, injury, violence and safety, and laboratory.
Available to: Everyone who meets program requirements
https://dphhs.mt.gov/health

Medical Services 
DPHHS administers broad-topic healthcare services to reimburse private and public providers for a wide range of preventive, primary, and acute care services. Major service providers include physicians, public health departments, clinics, hospitals, dentists, pharmacies, durable medical equipment, and mental health providers.
Available to: Everyone who meets program requirements
https://dphhs.mt.gov/medical

Assistance Programs  
DPHHS offers many types of assistance programs to support Montanans in need of childcare, home heating, food, prescription drugs, health care, insurance, disability services, and other essential services.  The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides temporary financial assistance to qualifying families and individuals.
Available to: Everyone who meets program requirements
https://dphhs.mt.gov/assistance


DIRECTOR'S OFFICE | MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
301 S. PARK AVE. | PO BOX 200501 | HELENA, MT 59620-0501 | P: 406.841.2700 | F: 406.841.2701 | TDD: 406.841.2702
 

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