Federal and state funding strategies are complex and can be overwhelming for both everyday Montanans and seasoned professionals to understand. However, it is important to pay
attention to funding streams and spending.
Grant funding is built into the way our society functions. As a parent, it impacts the programs and services available to your family.
As a professional, it affects your work at every level by determining your ability to offer new services, maintain or grow programs, increase staff salaries, and more.

Montana, like all states, relies on grant funding from federal, state, local, and philanthropic sources. Tracking funding streams and spending can lead to powerful insights about service gaps and how to best leverage funding. Understanding the funding landscape may seem daunting. Fortunately, there are resources available that can help you learn to write successful grants and become knowledgeable about the funding landscape in Montana and beyond.

For an overview of funding types and the implications of block-granting entitlement programs, check out our research brief on the subject.