The Montana Mental Health Access Fund was created to help increase access to mental health services across Montana, with a particular focus on rural and tribal communities.
Donor Name: Montana Community Foundation
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 10/31/2022
Grant Size: $1,000
The fund supports innovative ideas for improving mental health and well-being in Montana, including leveraging technology and other resources to provide mental health services in even the hardest to reach areas and populations.
The goal of the fund is to help make mental health services available to all Montanans by 2025.
There is no funding limit, however, the minimum grant request is $1,000.
The Montana Mental Health Access Fund will fund Montana-based, mental health service providers including health clinics, mental health centers, hospitals, social service agencies and nonprofits, schools, and licensed individuals to provide mental health services in their respective communities. The purpose of the funds is to increase access to mental health services and provide services to those who might otherwise not have access.
Applicants must be licensed to provide mental health services.
The Fund will grant to projects that:
- Improve or increase access to mental health services, including leveraging technology (i.e. telehealth) and other resources to meet the need in their community.
- Reduce barriers to accessing mental health services including geographic, demographic, and economic barriers.
- Provide mental health services associated with the grant at no cost to the patient.
- Are long-term and sustainable solutions to increasing access to mental health.
- Fill a need that other available resources in the community cannot meet.
- Serves a region or population of high need, as measured by the existence of health disparities, poor access to mental health services, economic hardship, and geographic remoteness.
- They encourage projects that create or advance new and substantive partnerships that result in the more efficient and effective use of resources.
- This fund prioritizes rural and tribal communities. Funding must be focused on assisting vulnerable populations within the community. Vulnerable communities are defined as: “children, older adults, communities of color, low-income households, the uninsured and people with disabilities.” (Center for Disaster Philanthropy).
For more information, visit Montana Community Foundation.