What We Do

The Missoula County Grants and Community Programs Division (GCP) works to improve the quality of life for our community. This is accomplished by staff who focus their efforts in three main areas:

1.  Grant acquisition and grant management.

On behalf of and with other county departments, GCP staff conduct grant searches, write applications, manage grant awards, and ensure compliance with regulations and special conditions associated with grant funding to meet the challenges, needs, and opportunities facing Missoula County.

2.  Management of Missoula County funds designated for specific community-oriented programs.

GCP staff provide policy guidance, proposal review, and oversight of funds to ensure consistency, efficiency, and accountability of funds and program goals.

3.  Projects and programs arising from community needs and priorities of the Board of County Commissioners.

Initiatives such as the NACo Live Healthy Program, economic development, housing and homelessness, criminal justice and mental health, culture and recreation, and infrastructure are examples whereby GCP staff coordinate, foster, and support multi-agency and community programs.

This framework provides an integrated and strategic approach to acquiring external funding that assists Missoula County in achieving its mission to be responsible and accountable to its residents and to enhance and protect the health, welfare, and safety of those who live, work, and visit the county.