The Montana Healthcare Foundation has issued a 2018 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 address the upstream social, economic, and educational challenges that drive health disparities in the state.
3) Partnerships for Better Health: The foundation supports innovative pilot projects or community-based initiatives that demonstrate how collaboration between hospitals, community health centers, public health departments, and other community-based organizations such as community developers 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 $10,000 and $50,000 for projects with a twelve- to twenty-four-month time period. These grants will be awarded through a two-step application process offered once in 2018.
To be eligible, applicants must be a Montana-based organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; or 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.