Guidelines and Applications

Mini Grant Proposals

Scope of Work

The mini grant proposals for local community-based primary and secondary child abuse and neglect prevention programs and services for the current state fiscal year has closed. To be notified of future funding opportunities, please contact Melissa Lavinder at (406) 444-3002 or MLavinder@mt.gov.

During State Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021), MT CTF will offer mini grants to community-based organizations that focus on primary and/or secondary prevention of child abuse and neglect including increasing protective factors and decreasing risk factors for child abuse and neglect, and/or increasing community awareness pertaining to strengthening families and the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Mini grant proposals must adhere to the following eligibility criteria and must not exceed 500 words to be considered. Submit mini grant proposals to Melissa Lavinder at MLavinder@mt.gov. Mini grant proposals determined to meet eligibility criteria and the scope of work will be reviewed by committee within 90 days, and you will be notified of its decision. If you have questions, you may contact Melissa Lavinder at (406) 444-3002 or MLavinder@mt.gov.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Mini grants will be awarded up to and no more than $5,000.
  • Mini grants will only be awarded to Montana-based, recognized non-profit or other tax-exempt organizations.
  • Mini grants will be awarded only for projects that do not require continual funding from the Montana Children’s Trust Fund.
  • Mini grants will be awarded only for projects that align with the Scope of Work above.
  • If funding is granted, the Montana Children’s Trust Fund logo and disclaimer must be used on all public awareness, including but not limited to flyers, public service announcements, press releases, and social media.
  • If funding is granted, a written report must be sent to the Montana Children’s Trust Fund within one month of the funded project’s end, to include numbers of children, individuals, and families served.

Multi-Year Grant Proposals

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for local community-based primary and secondary child abuse and neglect prevention programs and services for the current state fiscal year has closed. To be notified of the next RFP, please contact Melissa Lavinder at (406) 444-3002 or MLavinder@mt.gov or Amber Barnes at (406) 444-5915 or amber.barnes@mt.gov

Montana Children's Trust Fund uses Montana Acquisition & Contracting System (eMACS) to issue RFPs. If a vendor profile has already been created for your organization, please contact the person who created it to gain access to the vendor registration profile. For security purposes, the State of Montana does not manipulate vendor registration profiles. For vendor registration questions, please visit the State’s website at vendorresources.mt.gov. When creating or modifying your organization’s vendor profile, select Commodity Code 2618 to be automatically notified by eMACS of future Montana Children’s Trust Fund solicitations.