Human and Public Services
Low to moderate income households may receive a variety of public services such as emergency food, childcare, health services, and youth and family services. These types of services plus projects that have a particular urgency are funded by Missoula County through the CBS program administered by the Department of Grants and Community Programs staff. Staff administer County funding on behalf of local agencies and coordinate activities with other agencies to establish a common understanding of basic needs assistance and to connect at-risk citizens with available services.
Governmental or non-profit organization that engages in substance abuse prevention work in Missoula County may be eligible for funding. To be eligible for funding, one or more of the following criteria must be met and activities must be research based:
- Maintains a coalition that coordinates substance abuse prevention efforts;
- Provides community education about the risks and costs of abusing alcohol, tobacco and other drugs;
- Offers supervised non-school hour activities that give young people alternatives to drug use and opportunities for positive youth development; or
- Provides early intervention to help youth and families address alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems.
For more information on this program, contact Melissa Gordon, Senior Grants Administrator at 258-4980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org