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:
Education and information for medical providers concerning appropriate prescribing practices for patients with mental illness;
Training and education for Law Enforcement personnel and other persons concerning effective and appropriate crisis intervention techniques and resources;
Crisis intervention service to persons supervised or managed by the criminal justice system;
Transition funding for persons transitioning from an in-patient mental health treatment environment to an out-patient treatment and independent living environment;
Children’s mental health programs; and
The Trust is a successor to the Montana Mental Health Settlement Trust. See Grant Summary 2015 for a summary of the grants made by that trust.
The Trustees look forward to receiving applications in accordance with the Trust’s 2017 Grant Application Guidelines. As noted in these Guidelines, the Trustees strongly prefer grant applications addressing one of the following:
Development of evidence based or promising novel programs to serve individuals with co-occurring disorders.
Provision of physical, psychological, and pharmacological services to all persons in Montana.
Provide transitional housing for persons released from treatment/custodial facilities.
Establishment and/or continuance of community crisis systems for law enforcement agencies, community organizations, and courts to divert mentally ill persons from incarceration.
Applications must be submitted electronically (in PDF format) to MontanaMHT@gmail.com no later than 5:00 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time on Friday, September 8, 2017. Applications must be made in the form described in the Grant Application.
The Trustees anticipate awarding a total of $500,000 new grants in 2016. If you have questions, please contact the Trust Director, Hon. David G. Rice at MontanaMHT@gmail.com. Montana Mental Health Trust P.O. Box 8666 Missoula, MT 59807