Montana Assistive Technology Program

MonTECH is Montana’s federally-funded assistive technology program. MonTECH serves any Montanan with a disability, including developmental, physical, and learning disabilities as well as disabilities associated with aging.

Assistive technologies (AT) help people do things that are normally difficult for them.  For example, an app on a tablet can read text aloud for someone with dyslexia who struggles to read. MonTECH houses AT for low vision, impaired hearing, communication challenges, learning disabilities, memory issues, impaired mobility, self-care, and adaptive recreation.

MonTECH does not sell anything, and services are free:

  • Demonstrations: Any Montanan can schedule an in-person or online appointment to visit with MonTECH staff about challenges and the AT that might be helpful.

  • Short-term Loans: Individuals can borrow devices and equipment for free to try in their own homes and communities.  MonTECH provides free shipping and return shipping for most items.

  • Low-interest Financial Loans: The Montana Assistive Technology Loan (MATL) Program provides up to $1,500 to approved applicants at 0% interest, and up to $50,000 at 3.5% interest.  Loans can fund assistive technologies, adaptive equipment, home modifications, vehicle purchases, and more.  

  • Community Buy-Sell:  MonTECH hosts a site to give away or sell assistive technologies, medical equipment, and adaptive equipment. Buyers-sellers contact one another directly.

  • Adaptive Trikes: MonTECH loans adaptive trikes in five communities across Montana, including Fort Peck, Dillon, Helena, Missoula, and Billings.  Borrow trikes for up to 30 days at a time.


Contact MonTECH at
(406) 243-5511

MonTECH services are provided by a contract with DPHHS Disability Employment and Transitions Division, Vocational Rehabilitation funded by the Administration for Community Living under the AT Act of 1998, as amended.