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Behavioral Health Grants

Deadline to apply is October 31st. 

The Behavioral Health Grant has been created in response to the economic impact caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Grants are available for Montana licensed behavioral health providers impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency to retain existing programs and services, employees, or organizational viability for provision of future services and operations.  Current funding available is $33 million. Each eligible provider may only be awarded one behavioral health grant. 

Eligible applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Montana licensed behavioral health provider that was operating prior to February 15, 2020.
  • Demonstrated loss in patient revenues due to COVID-19. 

Maximum Award:  Providers can receive grants up to 8% of their annual Montana behavioral health patient revenues OR demonstrated lost behavioral health patient revenues between March and June 2020 (whichever is the lesser amount).    

Grants can be used for:  Working capital to support payroll, rent, accounts payable and expenses related to shifts in operations in order to retain existing Montana programs and services, retain current employees or retain organizational viability for provision of future services and operations.

Ineligible expenses include: property taxes and capital improvement projects that are not necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency

In preparation for completing your application, please have ready the following documents:

  • A 12-month financial statement listing your calendar year 2019 behavioral health patient revenues AND a 6-month financial statement listing your 2020 behavioral patient revenues by service type and payor source.  
  • Financial documentation which demonstrates the loss in Montana behavioral health patient revenue for dates of service from March 1 2020-June 30 2020 by service type and payor source.
  • A list of the National Provider Identifiers (NPI) included in the financial statements. 

If you have questions on eligibility or how to complete the application, please contact DPHHS at 1.888.333.0461. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the application, please contact support@submittable.com. 

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Please note that it will not be possible to edit your application once it's submitted; to make changes you'll need to withdraw your application and resubmit. We encourage you to take your time and fill out the application completely and accurately and review before submitting.

Reporting Requirements: All recipients will be required to complete a final report that includes a detailed financial expenditure report and information on how the grant assisted them in the format provided by the State of Montana.

Applicants will be required to sign a Certification Statement. 

As a recipient of a public grant, the amount of the grant received and awardee name will be public information.  

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