Montana Mental Health Trust

The Montana Mental Health Trust (the “Trust”) was created to support programs, services, and resources for the prevention, treatment, and management of serious mental illness of Montana children and adults, including programs, services, and resources for:

The Trust is a successor to the Montana Mental Health Settlement Trust. See Grant Summary 2017-2018 for a summary of the grants made by that trust.

The Trustees look forward to receiving applications in accordance with the Trust’s Current Calendar Year 2024 Grant Application Guidelines.  As noted in these Guidelines, the Trustees strongly prefer grant applications addressing one of the following:

  1. Invest in payer organizations to perform and disseminate research on pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment and effectiveness strategies in Montana.

  2. Development of evidence based or promising novel programs to serve individuals with co-occurring disorders in an integrated manner. Bi-directional links are known between mental illness, addiction, and medical illness. This would include transitional youth, ages 16-24, with a substance abuse problem (use or disorder) and serious emotional disturbance (SED or SDMI diagnosis).

  3. Provision of physical, psychological, laboratory, pharmacological and educational services to all persons in Montana.

  4. Provide transitional housing for persons released from treatment/custodial facilities.

  5. Establishment and/or continuance of community crisis systems for law enforcement agencies, community organizations, and courts to divert mentally ill persons from incarceration.

The Trust has listed five priorities in the Current Grant Application Guidelines on selected topics that they prefer to support in current guidelines.

Applications must be submitted electronically (in PDF format) to no later than 5:00 p.m., Mountain Time on Friday, October 30th, 2023. no later than as set out in the current guidelines. Grant Application.

The Trustees will award no more than $400,000 in total grants during this grant cycle, and the maximum grant to any applicant will not exceed $50,000.  If you have questions, please contact the Trust Director, Marcia Armstrong at Montana Mental Health Trust P.O. Box 1082 Helena, MT 59624