This grant opportunity will open in March 2023  

Tobacco Use Prevention in Schools

Utilizing Restorative Discipline Practices Grant Application Instructions

 Grant Information:

The Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program has dedicated $40,000 to the OPI to provide grants to Montana schools for implementing strategies to reduce youth tobacco use.  Grant recipients will be awarded up to $10,000 per school or up to $20,000 per school district to support student tobacco use prevention strategies. While the grant does state a district can apply for up to $20,000, the purpose for establishing this threshold is to accommodate for larger districts who have more than one high school or more than one middle school and were interested in taking a district-wide approach to tobacco prevention.

This grant application period opens 12:01 a.m. Friday March 3, 2023  and will close at 11:59 p.m. Friday March 31, 2023.

Please note: All applications must be submitted using the fillable form on this webpage, narratives may be copied into the fillable form using the cut and paste feature from your original document and each application must have a completed Budget Form attached to the submission.

Completed applications will be scored according to:

  • School/District Need - Based on 2021 YRBS data, student discipline referrals around tobacco use and application narrative.
  • Inclusion of Restorative Discipline Practices - These links may be helpful: Addressing Tobacco Use in Montana Schools with Restorative Practices and Restorative Practice Resources.
  • Prospect of Success - Based on well thought out procedures and ease of implementation.
  • Sustainability - District intent to continue and/or adapt to improve their tobacco use prevention program.

Applications will be time stamped; scoring ties will favor the earliest submission. 

We anticipate this grant to be very competitive this year; we recommend complete and thorough responses from applicants. 

For inquiries about the application process contact Kris Minard, kminard@mt.gov or 406.444.0785.

Click here to preview the application form prior to the live form opening on March 3, 2023.