Montana's Legislature passed HB 601 to provide funds to school districts to support school safety professional development. The OPI will administer school safety grant funds.  For state FY 2020, sixteen Montana school districts were awarded a total of $100,000.  Another $100,000 is available for the 2020-2021 school year.  Schools are able to apply for school safety grant funds for state FY 2021 beginning on June 17, 2020 until the funds are exhausted. 

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How to apply for and complete the school safety professional development grant:



2019-2020 School Year Grantees

  • For state FY 2020 grantees, after the professional development activities have been concluded, submit the School Safety PD Reporting Form and a final expenditure report to Tammy Lysons.  All professional development activities should occur by June 30, 2020 with both reports due by July 15, 2020.   If you are unable to complete your activities as proposed by June 30, 2020 due to Covid-19, please submit an amendment for an extension prior to this date to Tammy Lysons with training activities to be completed no later than June 30, 2021.   

Contact Tammy Lysons if you have any questions about the grant or the process for submission.