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FY2017 County Matching Grant Application for Crisis Intervention & Jail Diversion

Posted Date: 
March 14, 2016

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is pleased to announce funds in the County Matching Grant Program for Crisis Intervention and Jail Diversion for Fiscal Year 2017. Grant funds may be dedicated to new initiatives not previously supported, as well as expansion of existing projects.  The complete grant application deadline is by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016.

County government representatives are the eligible applicants, including county commission, county attorney and county sheriff. These are one-year grants and projects must be achievable by June 30, 2017. You may consider program or operational costs as well as start up or infrastructure development to best meet the crisis intervention and jail diversion needs of your community.

A local investment/county match is required for these funds. The match rate is

determined based upon utilization rates at Montana State Hospital during FY2015. Each county is assigned a match rate of 50% to 70%; for each $1.00 invested locally, matching funds of $ .50 to $ .70 may be awarded, subject to funds available. A table reflecting established match rates for FY2017 follows. Proposals submitted in partnership with more than one county will be offered a blended match rate, determined by DPHHS.

All counties desiring consideration for FY2017 funding must submit an application, regardless of any previous award.

Projects supported through these matching funds are those that, as determined by DPHHS, will reduce reliance on Montana State Hospital for emergency and court ordered detention/evaluation and will ultimately result in cost savings to the state if implemented.

Complete Grant Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday May 6, 2016

Applications must be mailed via hardcopy with original signatures to the address below.

Addictive & Mental Disorders Division
Attn: Carrie Lutkehus
PO Box 202905
Helena, MT 59620-2905

Grant term is July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.