Montana Quality Schools Grant Program
School Facility Project Grants
*NEW* PROGRAM UPDATE
Project Grant Applications for the 2017 Biennium are due June 26.
The Division has finalized the 2017 Biennium Quality Schools Project Grant Application, as well as the Project Grant Application Guidelines and Administration Manual. They are available at the Forms and Other Documents page.
The Quality Schools program held a Project Grant Application webinar on May 29, 2014.
Types of Projects
Quality Schools grants are available on a competitive basis for major repairs or deferred maintenance to an existing school; major improvements or enhancements to an existing school; or information technology infrastructure, including installations, upgrades, or improvements, to an existing school.
Grant and Match Requirements
Grant Maximum: None
Grant Minimum: None
Match Requirement: None
Project must meet one or more of the following Statutory Priorities to be considered for funding. The Priorities are provided in Title 90, Chapter 6 of the Montana Code Annotated (90-6-803(7), MCA):
1) Projects that solve urgent and serious public health or safety problems or that enable public school districts to meet state or federal health or safety standards;
2) Projects that address deferred maintenance by repairing or replacing existing building components that are inoperable or difficult to service or lack minimum integrity;
3) Projects that enhance a public school district's ability to offer specific services related to the requirements of the accreditation standards provided for in 20-7-111, MCA;
4) Projects that provide long-term, cost-effective benefits through energy-efficient design;
5) Projects that incorporate long-term, cost-effective benefits to school facilities, including the technology needs of school facilities; and
6) Projects that enhance educational opportunities for students, § 90-6-811(1), MCA .
Application Review and Award
The Department reviews and ranks applications received by the application due date and submits its funding recommendations to the Governor. The Governor will then review the Department's recommendations and submit the recommendations to the Legislature as part of the Governor's budget for the upcoming Biennium. The Legislature makes the final decision about which applications are funded and makes the necessary funding appropriations.
Application materials are available on the Forms and Other Documents page
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