The Montana Healthcare Foundation has issued its 2017 Request for Proposals for projects that seek to catalyze improvements in health and health disparities in Montana communities.
The foundation's focus areas include behavioral health (mental illness and drug and alcohol use), American-Indian health, and Partnerships for Better Health.
1) Behavioral Health: The foundation supports collaborative, systems-based solutions to behavioral health disorders in Montana.
2) American-Indian Health: The foundation supports projects that strengthen the healthcare systems serving American-Indian communities and that address the upstream social, economic, and educational challenges that drive health disparities in those communities.
3) Partnerships for Better Health: The foundation will support innovative pilot projects or community-based initiatives that demonstrate how collaboration between hospitals, community health centers, public health departments, and other community-based organizations can yield synergistic improvements in health as well as a more efficient use of resources.
Through this RFP, the foundation will award grants ranging between $50,000 and $150,000 for projects with a twelve- to twenty-four-month time period. Grants will be awarded through a two-step application process offered once in 2017.
Brief proposals must be received no later than April 7, 2017. Upon review, selected organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal, which must be returned by August 4, 2017.
To be eligible, applicants must be a Montana-based organization that is considered tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, a tax-exempt educational institution, or a state, tribal, or local government agency.
For complete program guidelines, information about past grant recipients, and proposal submission procedures, see the MHCF website.