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.  For state FY 2020, sixteen Montana school districts were awarded a total of $100,000.  Another thirteen school districts were awarded school safety grant funds for state FY 2021. The application for funds for state FY 2022 (School Year 2021-22) will open in early fall 2021. 

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School safety professional development grants will open early fall 2021.  Additional details coming soon:


  • All HB 601 Funds have been awarded to Montana Schools for School Safety Professional Development for state FY 2020 and FY 2021.  
  • This grant provided from $1,000 to $10,000 to Montana school district to support school safety professional development pursuant to HB 601.

2019-2020 and 2020-2021 School Year Grantees

  • For state FY 2020 and FY 2021 grantees, after the professional development activities have been concluded, submit the School Safety PD Reporting Form and a final expenditure report to Tammy Lysons.  All professional development activities should occur by June 30, 2021 with both reports due by July 15, 2021.  


Contact Tammy Lysons if you have any questions about the grant or the process for submission.