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.  For state FY 2020, sixteen Montana school districts were awarded, thirteen school districts were awarded school safety grant funds for state FY 2021. The application for funds for state FY 2022 are now closed as all funds have been awarded to twelve Montana districts. 

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School safety professional development grants for 2021-22 are now closed.  All funds have been awarded.  

Check back in spring/early summer 2022 for 2022-23 school year applications. 

  • 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 2019-2021. 
  • Please review the 2021-22 Grant Application Instructions prior to the grant opening to prepare your narrative and budget documents.

Grant Reporting

  • For state FY 2022 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, 2022 with both reports due by July 15, 2022.  


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