School Finance


STATE SCHOOL OIL AND NATURAL GAS IMPACT GRANT

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 11:35 am

The 2011 legislature established a state school oil and natural gas impact account.  The purpose of the account is to provide money to schools that are receiving oil and natural gas production taxes under 15-36-331, MCA in an amount less than 20% of the district’s maximum general fund budget but that are impacted by oil and natural gas development.  A listing of eligible districts is located at the following link: http://opi.mt.gov/pdf/SchoolFinance/FY14OilGasImpactGrant.pdf

Eligible school districts may apply to the OPI through the E-grants application.  Grants will be awarded based on need and impacts, among other criteria.  The OPI anticipates the application process will be open in mid-November.

For more information, contact Janelle Mickelson, (406) 444-3249