Groups that work with kids in the Flathead, Butte, Dillon, Great Falls, Colstrip, Livingston, Bozeman, and Miles City will share more than $200,000.
A big chunk of the money is going toward emergency placement services, that's when a kid has to leave their home and stay in a licensed foster home for up to two weeks.
The new 24/7 care that starts in July means children won't have to travel hundreds of miles and find a way to pay for a shelter.
"I've had to send youth to Missoula to shelters. I had to place a kiddo in a shelter over the holidays last year. It was really hard, so this is really exciting that we have this," said Katie Gerten, a foster family licensing coordinator at Youth Dynamics in Kalispell.
The grant lasts a year, but it could come through again. Some of the grant will also pay for professional and parent workshops.