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E-Grants Contact Information

If you need help with Login IDs, passwords,  or security, contact OPI Security: 444.3448

ESEA/NCLB Contacts:

Program Program Contact Phone
Title I, Part A, Improving Basic Programs Shawna Pieske 444.5660
Title II, Part A, Improving Teacher Quality Pat Johnson 444.2736
Title II, Part D, Enhancing Education Through Technology Michael Hall 444.4422
Title III, English Language Acquisition Lynn Hinch 444.3482
Title VI, Part B, Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) Program Pat Johnson 444.2736
21st Century Learning Centers

Mary Ellen Earnhardt

Title 1 Part C, Migrant Education Angela Branz-Spall 444.2423

I.D.E.A. and Preschool Contact:

I.D.E.A. Part B and Preschool Frank Podobnik 444.4428

Carl Perkins Career and Technical Education Contact:

Carl Perkins Career & Technical Education Brad King 444.4451

Gifted and Talented Contact:

Gifted and Talented Education Heather Ferguson 444.0796

E-Grants Contact Information

Financial Specialist Contacts:

Grants Accountant -ABLE; State Vo-Ed; Carl Perkins; Title IV-B, 21st Century; Title VI-A, Transferability; Title VI-B, RLIS; IDEA, Part B & Preschool; IDEA State Program Improvement; Services for Significant Needs Students, Gifted & Talented; Title II-B, Math/Science Partnerships; Indian Education for All Charlotte McMilin 444.4403
Grants Accountant -Title I-A, Improving Basic Programs; Title I-A, Improvement Grants; Title I-C, Migrant Education, Title I-D, Neglected & Delinquent; Title III-A, English Language Acquisition; Title II-A, Improving Teacher Quality, Striving Readers Juli Tenneson 444.3408
Accounting Tech, Grant Accountant -Title X-C, Education of Homeless Children Leisa Blanton 444.0768

E-Grants System Coordinator:

Kate Vatter, 444.7841

Internet Connection Issues

OPI Internet Services - 444.1626



Announcements & Deadlines


  • February 10 OPI pays cash requests received through January 25.
  • February 15 OPI transmits ESEA Title VIII, Impact Aid information to the U.S.
    Department of Education.
  • February 25 Cash requests due for grant payments in March.
    • For E-Grants projects, submit requests online using the EGrants Cash Request process. For non-E-Grants projects,
      submit a hardcopy cash request form to the OPI (one time
      per year).
  • End of February Career and Technical Education Student Participation Reports due
    to the OPI.

Please email all security-related requests and questions to


E-Grants is a web-enabled system for K-12 education and supports the grant application process from allocation of funds and application for funding through payment accountability, reporting to the grantor and grant closeout for both state and federal grants. E-Grants is accessible to all Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and other subgrantees via the Internet without need for installing any special software or hardware.

 E-Grants Login

 E-Grants Listserve    Find-A-School    E-Grants RSS Feed    E-Grants Get Answers

Grants Management Calendar

E-Grants Summer Workshops

E-Grants Summer Workshops

Register HERE

2013 Workshop Schedule

All workshops are from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
July 9 - Havre, Robins Administration Building, 425 6th Street
July 10 - Kalispell, Glacier High School, 375 Wolfpack Way
July 11 - Missoula, Hellgate Elementary, Building #1, 2355 Flynn Lane
July 12 - Belgrade, Belgrade High School, 303 N. Hoffman
July 16 - Sidney, Sidney High School, 1012 4th Avenue South East
July 17 - Laurel, Graff Elementary, 417 East 6th Street
July 18 - Lewistown, Fergus High School, 1001 Casino Creek Dr.
July 19 - Butte, Butte High School, 401 S Wyoming S
July 24 - Helena, Office of Public Instruction Training Room, 1227 11th Avenue


Grants Managed

The OPI has the following grants currently available through E-Grants:

  • 21st Century
  • Carl Perkins
  • ESEA / NCLB Consolidated
    • Title I A – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged (Basic)
    • Title I A – Schoolwide
    • Title II A – Improving Teacher Quality
    • Title III – English Language Acquisition
    • Title VI B – Rural and Low Income Schools (RLIS)
  • IDEA Consolidated
    • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B (IDEA Part B)
    • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Preschool (IDEA Preschool)
  • Gifted and Talented State Grant
  • Montana Striving Readers Project (MSRP)
  • Regional CSPD
  • Title I Part C Migrant
  • Title I SIG Tier III
  • Title X Part C - McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program

Coming to E-Grants in FY2014…

  • Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) Extension
  • Title ID - Neglected & Delinquent
  • Montana Mathematics Science Partnership
  • ACT+ Writing Supplement

Training Material.....

06/20/13Information needed for E-Grants application work sessions.pdf
06/20/132013-2014 ESEA Consolidated Modifications.pdf
07/05/11Getting Started with E-Grants.pdf
06/09/112011-11 McKinney-Vento Homeless User Guide.pdf
06/09/112011-2012 Gifted and Talented User Guide.pdf
06/09/112011-2012 Perkins User Guide.pdf
06/09/112011-2012 IDEA User Guide.pdf
06/09/112011-2012 Migrant User Guide.pdf
06/08/11E-Grants Comprehensive User Guide.pdf
11/22/10Creating Amendments.pdf
11/15/10Making Returned for Changes Modifications.pdf
11/15/10Printing Applications and Grant Award Notices.pdf
11/15/10E-Grants Payment System User Guide.pdf

The following E-Grants User Guides are under construction. Please refer to the individual page instructions for assistance. Due to recent changes in the E-Grants system, previous User Guides should not be used for reference.

  • ESEA-NCLB User Guide
  • 21st Century User Guide

Video-On-Demand Chapters for E-Grants:

Navigate the E-Grants System:

Viewing Tips!

All Users:

Minimum screen resolution to run the Training Videos is 1024 x 768
Check your Screen Resolution

All Movies require Adobe Flash 8 player. Most Web browsers have it built-in.
Get Adobe Flash Player

Setting your computer monitor's resolution (Windows):

    1. Right-Click anywhere on your desktop.
    2. Select the Properties command
    3. Select the Settings Tab
    4. Move the Screen Resolution sliding control to at least 1024 X 768
    5. Click OK
    6. The screen will go blank momentarily. A confirmation dialog box will appear, click OK.

Internet Explorer 7 and FireFox Users:

Pressing the F11 Key on your keyboard will hide your Web browser's menu bars for more viewing area. Pressing F11 again returns the menu bar.

E-Grants User IDs and Passwords.....

03/05/142014 EGrants Security Form.pdf

Montana OPI