Rural Dynamics Programs and Services
Organizational Representative Payee services assist retirement and disability beneficiaries manage financial obligations.
Pooled Trusts RDI is the organizational Trustee of the Montana Families Trust, an irrevocable special needs pooled trust created to enhance the quality of life for Montana residents with disabilities.
Montana Assistive Technology Loans (MATL) provide people with disabilities or caregivers an opportunity to purchase assistive technology such as general aid devices, home/vehicle modifications, prosthetics/orthotics, and communication devices. Loans from $0-$1,500 are 0% interest and loans over $1,500 are 3.5% fixed. People of all income levels and credit histories may apply for a loan. *Montana Consumer Loan License NMLS ID: 1677492
Tax Help Montana (THM) is a coalition of community partners led by RDI, offering free tax preparation and filing services to families and individuals making under $55,000 annually. A primary objective of the Tax Help MT VITA program is to lift families out of poverty through increased access to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – proven to be the largest and most effective anti-poverty program in the nation. Tax Help Montana implements the federal anti-poverty EITC as a vessel for economic opportunity and income equality .
Financial Education is a key component in our mission to ensure that youth, individuals, and families have the knowledge and tools to reach financial independence. We provide interactive classes and workshops designed to assist in establishing healthy financial habits.
Montana Economic Opportunity (MEO) VISTA Intermediary AmeriCorps Program partners with organizations to leverage poverty reduction resources and strengthen community volunteerism throughout Montana. The MEO program currently recruits members and Host Sites with the focus areas of financial literacy, workforce development, affordable housing, glass recycling, food security, veteran services, homelessness, Native American initiatives, and opioid prevention.