The Montana Public Health and Safety Division Systems Improvement Office is pleased to offer trainings to Tribal and Local Health Departments both directly from our office, and in conjunction with our trusted training partners. It is our goal that these trainings enhance your ability to promote good health in the communities you serve.

Upcoming Training

On Demand Training



At PHSD Systems Improvement Office, we know how stressful funding can be for Tribal and Local Health Departments of all sizes. We want to be your partner in securing all the funds you can to make sure your community’s needs are met. We even have a special page devoted to grant writing and administration here.

Montana Coronavirus Relief

Public Health Grants are available to local and tribal health departments and urban Indian health centers to help in the response to COVID-19 and to meet the needs of their communities. Each organization is eligible to apply for funding. Current funding available is $5 million

Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding

The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program will provide funding to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.

Allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to, overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, travel expenses, and addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.

COVID 19 Telehealth Funding

The COVID-19 Telehealth Program will provide $200 million in funding, appropriated by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the novel Coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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COVID 19 Tribal Funding

To support tribal public health emergency response to COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is announcing a new, non-competitive grant CDC-RFA-OT20-2004 Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity in Coronavirus Preparedness and Response. CDC is awarding at least $40,000,000 under this funding opportunity to Title I and Title V tribal nations to strengthen the tribal public health system to carry out surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, infection control, mitigation, communications, and other preparedness and response activities in response to COVID-19.

Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program helps rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. For example, this program can link teachers and medical service providers in one area to students and patients in another. To learn more about recently funded DLT projects, Rural Development has developed a map of recently funded DLT projects  All upcoming events will be posted on the events program tab.