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WHAT THIS SCREENING TOOL CAN DO:

This screening tool can help people in Montana learn if they may be able to get help from the programs below:

  • Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarships
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
  • Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP, Weatherization)
  • Healthy Montana Kids Program (HMK)
  • Medicaid for Pregnant Women
  • School Lunch Program (Free and Reduced School Lunch)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • If it looks like you or your family will qualify, it will tell you how to apply for these programs.

    If you live in the Great Falls area, you can click here for a Google spreadsheet, organized by category, with contact information for multiple organizations that may be able to offer you assistance.

    If you live in Eastern Montana(one of the bolded counties below) you can click here for a Google spreadsheet, organized by category, with contact information for multiple organizations that may be able to offer you assistance.

    We have resource guides for the following counties:
    Beaverhead-Madison McCone-Yellowstone
    • Beaverhead
    • Big Horn
    • Blaine
    • Broadwater
    • Carbon
    • Carter
    • Cascade
    • Chouteau
    • Custer
    • Daniels
    • Dawson
    • Deer Lodge
    • Fallon
    • Fergus
    • Flathead
    • Gallatin
    • Garfield
    • Glacier
    • Golden Valley
    • Granite
    • Hill
    • Jefferson
    • Judith Basin
    • Lake
    • Lewis and Clark
    • Liberty
    • Lincoln
    • Madison
    • McCone
    • Meagher
    • Mineral
    • Missoula
    • Musselshell
    • Park
    • Petroleum
    • Phillips
    • Pondera
    • Powder River
    • Powell
    • Prairie
    • Ravalli
    • Richland
    • Roosevelt
    • Rosebud
    • Sanders
    • Sheridan
    • Silver Bow
    • Stillwater
    • Sweet Grass
    • Teton
    • Toole
    • Treasure
    • Valley
    • Wheatland
    • Wibaux
    • Yellowstone
    If you reside in or near one of these, click here for a resource guide for your county.

    WHAT THIS SCREENING TOOL CANNOT DO:

    This screening tool does not apply for programs for you. If you appear eligible for one or more programs, you will still have to apply for each program by mail or in person. It will tell you how to apply and help you find someone to help you complete the application.

    This screening tool also does not guarantee that you will be able to get help. It is a good guess. You will still have to apply for each program to find out if you qualify.

    Last, this screening tool does not ask for any personal information that could identify you. It cannot tell who you are by your answers. Your privacy is protected.

    NOTE TO NON-CITIZENS:

    Using this screening tool will NOT affect your immigration status. You may be able to get help but each program has different guidelines about immigration status. Click here to learn more about how your immigration status will affect eligibility for each program.

    Click the NEXT button to begin the screening tool!