Need help paying for child care?
Montana's Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship
to help families with low income
cover the cost of Child Care.
More parents qualify for scholarships than you might expect.
Before you apply, check out our FAQs.
HOW TO APPLY
Download an information packet PDF with application
If you don’t have a personal computer, prefer to have a paper application mailed to you or simply have questions, we are here to help!
Call us at 406.728.6446 to get an application or talk to a Eligibility Specialist.
You are also welcome to stop by our office at 500 N. Higgins Ave., Suite 202, in Missoula at any time
No appointment needed
There is no better time to apply than right now!
Some temporary modifications to the Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship rules and procedures are currently in place as a result of funding approved under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. Changes include an increase to maximum income limits for the program, $10 per month copayments per scholarship family, and the scholarship covering the full amount regardless of attendance.
Temporary Child Care Assistance for Health Care Workers Available
$5.5 Million has been approved for one-time only child care assistance for certain healthcare employees through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Funding is limited and applications will be processed on a first-come first-serve basis, with prioritization for employees who work in facilities reliant on Medicaid funding.