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.  Requests far exceeded the $100,000 available, so the current application for funds is closed while the OPI is reviewing applications and awarding grant funds to schools.  Schools will be able to apply for school safety grant funds for state FY 2021 again in the spring of 2020. 

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


  • Application materials will be modified for state FY 2021 and posted here when they are available.  The application deadline will be in the spring of 2020. 
  • 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. 


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



All FY 2020 funds have been awarded at this time.
Please check back in the spring regarding applications for FY 2021 funds.