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Apply for the MOMS Rapid Response Mini-Grant

infographic with Montana Obstetrics & Maternal Support (MOMS) logo and value statments Addressing uique challenges of rural healthcare, connecting providers with expert consultation, improving access to obstetric care, mental health and SUD for Montana women, and promoting innovation in maternal care

According to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Montana has the 6th highest maternal mortality ratio in the nation. Racial and rural health disparities plague Montana’s health system with 52 of Montana’s 56 counties having at least one Medically-Underserved Area (MEA) designation.

The Montana Obstetrics and Maternal Health Support (MOMS) program connects rural providers to obstetrical/gynecological, perinatal, mental health and substance abuse specialists to support perinatal providers. MOMS is a Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)-funded grant to improve maternal health across the state of Montana.

The Rural Institute is the Research and Evaluation partner for the MOMS program.

MOMS Rapid Response Mini-Grant

The purpose of the MOMS mini-grant program, with guidance from DPHHS and the Maternal Health Leadership Council, is to distribute MOMS funds to local innovative hospitals, clinics, health departments, and nonprofits working to achieve MOMS objectives. This grant program facilitates the inclusion of innovative maternal health activities in local clinical sites around Montana. 

The MOMS project and the Rural Institute are soliciting applications for grants up to $20,000. As many as 10 projects will be funded, for a total of $100,000 awarded.

These mini-grants are one-time only, cash awards given to organizations or groups that demonstrate a need for the treatment and service of maternity care.


To apply for this grant, please complete the online application and submit electronically. To apply, click on the link below:

You can also download and preview the application materials (DOCX format)

If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on April 30, 2021.

Grant applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of representatives from the Maternal Health Leadership Council and the Rural Institute of the University of Montana. Grantees will be notified by May 30, 2021.

For more information about the MOMS Program, please visit:

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