Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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Montana Assistance Programs and Services


  • Montana Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)   Call: 888-706-1535
  • Montana Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  – Provides cash as temporary financial assistance for eligible pregnant women and families with one or more minor dependent childrenCall: 888-706-1535
  • Montana Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, Call: Local telephone company
  • Montana Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Montana residents, Call: 888-706-1535
  • Montana Healthy Montana Kids (HMK)  – Montana Children’s Health Insurance Plan offering free or low-cost health insurance which provides coverage to eligible Montana children up to age 19, Call: 888-706-1535
  • Montana Healthy Montana Kids Plus (HMK Plus)  – Offers health coverage for eligible low-income children in Montana, Call: 888-706-1535
  • Montana Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program  – Designed to help with costs associated with health insurance premiums for some Montana residents who have high medical expenses and who have private health insurance available, Call: 800-694-3084
  • Montana Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 800-433-4298
  • Montana National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call:  888-231-9393
  • Montana Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 888-231-9393
  • Montana School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call:  888-231-9393
  • Montana Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call888-231-9393
  • Montana Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day careCall888-307-9333
  • Montana Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 406-443-0620
  • Montana Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – Designed to help eligible low-income households pay for winter energy service, Call: 888-706-1535
  • Montana Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Assists households reduce energy bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 888-706-1535
  • Montana Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides low-income seniors with special coupons to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets, Call: 406-444-5425
  • Montana Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • Montana Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA