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Health and Human Services

*CLOSED* Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health Grants
Grants are available for Montana licensed behavioral health providers 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. Providers can receive grants up to 8% of their annual Montana behavioral health patient revenues OR demonstrated lost behavioral health patient revenues between March and June 2020 (whichever is the lesser amount). Current funding available is $33 million. Each eligible provider may only be awarded one behavioral health grant. Deadline to apply is October 31 2020.
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*CLOSED* Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Social Services Nonprofit Grants
Round 1 Criteria: 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. Each eligible nonprofit may only submit one application. Round 1 of Social Services Nonprofits has been closed as of 9/10. 

Round 2 grant applications will become available beginning on September 15th, 2020.  Round 1 awardees who have submitted an application DO NOT need to reapply.  You will receive an additional form by email provided in your original application with instructions for applying for Round 2 funding.

New applicants who have not submitted will be able to access the applications on the link that will be live here on September 15th.

Criteria:

In Round 2, there will be grants available for nonprofits equal to 10% of their 2019 operating budgets, as evidenced in their 2019 Form 990s (2018 Form 990 will also be accepted).  Nonprofits that have already received Round 1 funding must have an annual operating budget of at least $20,000 to apply for Round 2 funding.

  • The maximum grant amount is $150,000. 
  • Nonprofits who did not participate in Round 1 may still apply for Round 2.

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*CLOSED* Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Supporting Montana’s Families School-aged Child Care Grant
During the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are offering programs for school age children to meet the needs of working parents, and children affected during out of school time. Grants are available to organizations who are providing out of school time programs. Eligible programs are for-profit business, non-profit organizations, school/school districts, community organizations, summer camps, and licensed childcare programs that serve children aged 5 to 18 in out of school time programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant is based on the average daily attendance at a $1000 per child, per month rate. Programs must demonstrate how they will serve at least 25% low-income children. Funds can be used to support additional costs associated with meeting health and safety needs and reduced revenue due to COVID-19 emergency. Deadline to apply is October 9 2020.
Current funding available is $30 million. 1.888.333.0461

*CLOSED* Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Safeguard Access to Health Care
Grants will be available beginning on August 10 to assist Montanans in finding and enrolling in affordable and comprehensive insurance coverage. Eligible providers include Montana’s community health centers, urban Indian clinics, and the eight Tribal nations in Montana who have or will hire certified application counselors to help people find coverage. The funds can be used to train or pay for staffing costs for certified application counselors or promotion of coverage options through open enrollment and beyond. Providers will be eligible to apply for $30,000 grants on a first come, first serve basis starting on August 10, 2020.

Current funding available is $700,000. 1.888.333.0461 

*CLOSED* 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 isolated populations. Eligible organizations include those organizations who work to reduce isolation among isolated populations, including the elderly, disabled, congregate care settings, senior centers, sober and transitional living. Individuals are not eligible. Grant funds can be used to fund technologies and other efforts to encourage physically distant forms of social interaction for isolated Montanans during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Current funding available is $400,000. Deadline to apply is September 10, 2020.
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*CLOSED* 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. Deadline to apply is September 10, 2020.
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*CLOSED* Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Telework Assistance Grants
Individuals are eligible to apply for Telework Assistance grants. Grants will go towards purchasing equipment to assist Montanans with disabilities access telework equipment. This assistance will help ensure people with disabilities have the equipment needed to adapt to the change in working environment due to COVID-19.  If you are interested in applying, please email vrinfo@mt.gov with your name and contact information, a description of the telework equipment you need, and the amount requested. Please state Telework Assistance Grants as the subject of the email. Deadline to apply is September 10, 2020.
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*CLOSED* 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. Grant closed August 19, 2020. 

As of October 15, 2020 – Local and tribal health departments and urban Indian health centers are able to request a second round of funding for COVID-19 response and preparedness activities and core public health functions that have been disrupted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible entities and the maximum award amounts are listed here.

Eligible applicants will receive an email with instructions on how to request the second payment.  Deadline to request is November 2, 2020. These additional funds need to be expended by December 30. 2020.

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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


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