P.O. Box 202501 • Helena, MT 59620-2501
Putting Montana Students First
Superintendent Elsie Arntzen is proud to serve our Montana families, students, and teachers through the administration of the ESSER education funding of just over $605 million. Each district was awarded ESSER funding based on Title I student count. Across the state, Districts are using ESSER funding in innovative, valuable ways, enabling schools and their partners to implement highly effective and beneficial programs. The countdown is here with ESSER I (CARES) expiring 2022, ESSER II (CRRSA) expiring 2023, and ESSER III (ARP) expiring 2024 (comparison chart p.4). OPI has established a system of support to ensure grant funding compliance and provide advocacy in use of funds.
Meet the Team
ESSER EANS Broadband
Monthly District-Level ESSER Spend-Down Status is posted on the ESSER Website here.
ESSER II Closeout Overview Recap (video) and (pdf)
MOEquity Level of Maintenance Section 2004 C FY 2022 (Downloaded Excel)
ESSER Self-Assessment Monitoring
FAQ ESSER and GEER Use of Funds DOE December 2022 (pdf)
Access to updating Supt/Clerk contacts instructional page
Fact Sheet Department of Education UEI numbers (pdf)
ESSER Allocation & Spending View by District (pdf)
Davis Bacon Guidance Dept. of Education (video) & (pdf)
ESSER OPI Monthly Compass Combined (2021-22 pdf) (2023 pdf)
OPI Overall School Leadership Support (Agency Compass Overview)
Montana Broadband Access OPI Site
September 2023 Speed Survey Helps to ensure your location receives adequate Broadband services.
Affordable Connectivity Program Discount of $30 - $75 monthly
Dept. Of Education FAQs for liquidation extensions and Template
Extended/Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) Grant Info
ESSER HCY Homeless
District Level Data Collection
On August 5, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education approved the ARP ESSER State Plan for Montana. This gave OPI an approved roadmap for helping our great Montana schools and communities use this large influx of Federal funding to innovate and improve instruction for our Montana students. The Montana State Plan recognizes local control, removes obstacles and barriers for schools, and enhances accountability.
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