MonTECH provides a short term equipment loan program allowing individuals to try a device before they purchase. People can also borrow devices while their equipment is being repaired or while funding is being secured for the purchase of devices. The loan period varies but runs for at least 30 days. For information on the items available for loan, contact MonTECH staff or search our database below.
To begin a device loan, log in or request an account.
Our equipment loan program is funded by several different funding sources. Some programs have program-specific actions and guidelines for the program. Here is a list of the different programs that fund our equipment loan program.
- Montana Assistive Technology Program (MATP)
A program providing Assistive Technology and Adaptive Equipment for a 30-day trial free of charge to all Montanans with disabilities, those who are aging, or their supports.
- Montana Assistive Technology Program–Long Term Loan (MATP-LTL)
A program providing Assistive Technology and Adaptive Equipment for long term loan free of charge to all Montanans with disabilities, those who are aging, or their supports.
- Montana Adaptive Equipment Program (MAEP)
This is a state funded program for Montana citizens who are verified to have a developmental disability as defined by the Montana Developmental Disabilities Program. Individual clients, health care providers, parents or guardians may request to temporarily borrow adaptive equipment contained within the MAEP inventory for eligible consumers. If equipment continues to be functional once it is returned to the inventory, it is ‘recycled’ for use by another consumer.
- Montana Deaf-Blind Project (MTDB)
A project providing information, resources, training, and technical assistance to infants, toddlers, and school-aged Montanans who have sensory limitation in both hearing and vision. Two-month equipment loans are available to those listed on the deaf-blind census.
- Wheels Across Montana Program (WAM)
An adaptive tricycle loan program funded by a Quality of Life High Impact Innovative Assistive Technology grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Request New Equipment
Have you seen assistive technology that you would like to see in our inventory?
Please fill out the request equipment form and our staff will consider your equipment request at our next staff meeting.
Sell, give away, exchange, or list a need for Assistive Technology or Adaptive Equipment free of charge. Post equipment that you need or want to sell in the Montana Assistive Technology Program–Exchange (MATP-E) program.
Listers of equipment and those interested contact one another directly–MonTECH does not participate in negotiations. However, the MonTECH office can be available for the exchange of items. Contact MonTECH staff at 406-243-5751 if you need a place to meet to exchange equipment.