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Montana Quality Schools Grant Program

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Anderson Elementary in Gallatin County

Quality Schools Grant Program

The Community Development Division houses the Quality Schools Grant Program.  The Program, created by HB 152 (Chapter 377, Laws 2009) and codified at Section 90-6-801, et seq., MCA, provides a competitive grant program for (1) school facility and technology grants; (2) matching planning grants; and (3) emergency grants for public school districts in Montana (elementary districts and high school districts as defined in 20-6-101, MCA, or a K-12 school district as defined in 20-6-701, MCA).

The funds for Quality Schools grants come from the timber harvest on common school trust lands, and rental income received from power site leases as provided in 77-4-208, MCA, deposited into the school facility and technology account.


The Quality Schools Program will hold a public hearing on December 15th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in Conference Room 228 at 301 South Park Avenue, Helena to consider the proposed adoption of the Draft 2019 Biennium Project Grant Application and the Draft Guidelines and Administration Manual.  Comments can be submitted to until 5:00pm on December 23, 2015.  The Department is proposing an application deadline for the 2019 Biennium Project Grant applications due on March 1, 2016.

For more information on the hearing click here.

Contact Information For Staff:

Ethan Stapp
Program Manager

Stephanie Crider
Program Specialist

If you have general program questions, please contact the Quality Schools Team at 406-841-2770 or

Quality Schools distributes program information and meeting information by using an email service. If you would like to be added to this service to receive messages, please submit a request by using the Email Quality Schools link at the left of this page.

See information on:

School Facility Project Grants

Planning Grants

Emergency Grants


Community Development

Quality Schools


Contact Information

Community Development

Grants Bureau
Planning Bureau
Division Resources


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