The Community Assistance Fund (CAF) is levied by the Board of County Commissioners to provide human services and establish a safety net or continuum of services to meet basic human needs. Projects awarded funding through the Community Assistance Fund serve at-risk populations at the most basic levels of food, shelter, medical care, and emergency transportation.


Eligible entities are not-for-profit health and human service organizations or governmental agencies that provide basic needs assistance to at-risk populations in Missoula County.

Project Period

The project period begins July 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2020.


The amount available in the Community Assistance Fund is unknown at this time. It is the purview of the Board of County Commissioners to determine the total amount, if any, to be available for funding.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submission of a complete application is 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.



A complete application package consists of six (6) components. These components will be submitted through a combination of online fields and uploading files. The six components are:

  • Application Information Form
  • Executive Summary
  • Project Narrative
  • Budget Detail Worksheet
  • Budget Narrative
  • Attachments


The first and most vital step is to download the NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability). The NOFA provides instructions and required guidelines for how to apply for Community Assistance Funds. Links to the NOFA and other files to download are found on this page to the right (or further down on the screen if you're using a mobile device).