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.
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
Click here for more information
Including the state’s basic eligibility requirements (effective 1/1/2023) for the Montana program
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.
At least one parent in the household must provide direct care services to patients or clients in health care;
For more information and more detailed eligibility criteria click here
To apply, please complete the application and submit it to Child Care Resources.