Public Access
The Montana OPI allows non-account holders to view all approved E-Grants applications, program reports, intents to apply and their related payment information via our Public Access portal. To gain access, go to the E-Grants Logon page and click the Public Access hyperlink in the LOGON section of the page.

Passwords
If you do not remember your password, go to the E-Grants Logon page, enter your email address in the Username/Email text box then click "Forgot Password." You will receive an email with a temporary password. When prompted to change your password, paste the temporary password in the "Old Password" box then type in a new password.

The E-Grants system will require you to change your password if you have not done so within the previous 180 days. Follow the system prompts to change your password.

New Accounts/Changes to Existing Accounts
*New Superintendents/Authorized Representatives*
Please note: You must be designated as the LEA Authorized Representative in the OPI Contacts system before a new user request in E-Grants will process. Click here to access the OPI Contacts system. Only district clerks have access to the OPI Contacts system. If you are the AR for a non-school district (university, special education co-op, tribe, etc.) you must send an email with the new information to OPI Central Contacts.
 
New User
To request a new E-Grants account, go to the E-Grants Logon page then click the New User hyperlink. Follow the on-screen prompts to request your account. Requests for non-authorized representative roles will be forwarded to the LEA Authorized Representative (AR) for approval. The AR may accept or deny the user request. If accepted, the request will be submitted to the OPI for processing. Requests for new ARs are forwarded directly to the OPI. New accounts are usually processed in less than a week in non-busy times. In the busy months (June – September), the processing time can be up to two weeks.

Existing User Changing LEAs, Reinstating a Previous Account, or Requesting New/Different Roles with Your Current LEA
To request association with a new LEA, activate an inactive account, or add/remove roles from your existing account, log onto E-Grants. Select Manage User Accounts from the Menu List. Click on your name. Follow the prompts on the New User screen. Your request will be forwarded to the Authorized Representative (AR) of the new LEA for approval. Once approved, the request will be forwarded to the OPI for processing. Requests are usually processed in less than a week in non-busy times. In the busy months (June – September), the processing time can be up to two weeks.

Note: If you have been removed from an LEA prior to requesting an account with the new LEA, you may encounter an error. If this happens please contact egrants@mt.gov or call 406.444.0764.

Security Roles
There are four E-Grants roles available for LEA users, listed below. LEAs include districts, special education co-ops, and other educational organizations.

Data Entry
Allows the user to complete all applications, intents to apply, and program reports and submit them to the LEA's Authorized Representative. Allows completion of the Planning Tool. Includes access to OPI Reports/LEA Reports.

Financial Data Entry
Allows the user to complete cash requests and expenditure reports and submit them to the Business Manager. Includes access to OPI Reports/LEA Reports.

Business Manager/Data Entry
Allows the user to complete cash requests and expenditure reports and submit them to the OPI. The user can also complete data entry in the applications, intents to apply, and program reports. Allows completion of the Planning Tool. Includes access to OPI Reports/LEA Reports.

Authorized Rep/LEA Level Security Admin
(only available to the official authorized representative for the LEA)
Allows the user to:

  • Review and complete data entry for all applications, intents to apply, program reports, and the planning tool; 
  • Review and agree to all Certifications and Assurances;
  • Formally submit the applications, intents to apply, and program reports to the OPI;
  • Approve security access requests from district/organization users and submit the requests to the OPI;
  • Remove inactive users;
  • Access OPI Reports/LEA Reports; and 
  • Complete all of the tasks of the Business Manager