The Montana Mental Health Access Fund

Increasing access to mental health for Indigenous communities in Montana

Montana Mental Health Access Fund for Indigenous Communities

The Montana Mental Health Access Fund was created to help increase access to mental health services across Montana, with a particular focus on tribal communities. The fund supports innovative ideas for improving mental health and well-being on Reservations in Montana, including leveraging technology and other resources to provide mental health services in even the hardest to reach areas and populations.

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 of those represented on the seven Indian Reservations in Montana or the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe.
  • 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.
  • Projects must be evidence based and demonstrate measurable outcomes.
  • Projects must fill a need that other available resources in the community cannot meet. Organizations requesting funds for serving an existing client-base with a new type of mental health service (i.e. new technology serving an already served population/community) will not be ranked highly.
  • We encourage projects that create or advance new and substantive partnerships that result in the more efficient and effective use of resources.

Grants will open annually on July 1 and close November 1.

See the full guidelines here.

About the Montana Mental Health Access Fund

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. 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.

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For additional help, questions or comments, contact Elisa Fiaschetti, Program Director.