(1) At the beginning of the program's funding cycle, the department will issue a request for proposal (RFP) describing the program requirements, evaluation criteria, and eligibility criteria for award of Crisis Diversion Grant funding.

(2) The following entities may submit an application for Crisis Diversion Grants awarded under this subchapter:

(a)  a county government as defined in ARM 37.2.902;

(b)  a federally recognized tribal government; or

(c)  any combination of (a) and (b).

(3) A county or group of counties that includes tribal lands must demonstrate coordination efforts with tribal representatives to be eligible for Crisis Diversion Grants.

(4) The department will evaluate applications as set forth in the RFP and determine eligibility for a Crisis Diversion Grant.  Counties and federally recognized tribal governments who the department determines are eligible for grants must enter into a contract with the department to receive the funding award.

History: 53-21-1203, MCA; IMP, 53-21-1203, MCA; NEW, 2010 MAR p. 1306, Eff. 5/28/10; AMD, 2022 MAR p. 1856, Eff. 9/24/22.