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 with $100,000 awarded each school year.  

All funds for 2022-23 school year have been awarded.  This grant will be opened for the 2023-24 school on August 1, 2023.

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THIS GRANT IS CLOSED FOR 2022-2023.  All funds have been awarded.  

The 2023-2024 grant application will open at 8:00 am August 1, 2023.

Access the 2023-2024 Grant Application 


  • This grant provides $1,000 to $10,000 to a Montana school district to support school safety professional development pursuant to HB 601.
  • Grant applications for allowable activities will be approved in the order in which they are received, with priority being given to school districts who did not receive the funds in the prior school year. 
  • Please review the 2023-2024 Grant Application Instructions prior to the submitting your grant to prepare your narrative and budget documents.

Grant Reporting

  • For state FY 2023 grantees, after the professional development activities have been concluded, submit the School Safety PD Reporting Form and a final expenditure report to Michele Henson.  All professional development activities should occur by June 30, 2023 with both reports due by July 15, 2023.  


Contact Michele Henson if you have any questions about the grant or the process for submission.