Important E-grants Deadline Changes!

Due to the United States Department of Education (USDE) releasing Title IV and Title VB funds in late September, the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) will be extending the due date for ESEA/ESSA Consolidated applications to be submitted and approved from October 31, 2017 to November 10, 2017.  This is a one-time extension.  Applications which do not meet the deadline will be locked, and access will only be allowed after the district board chairperson has submitted a late request to Tim Tharp, Deputy Superintendent.  This request must include the reason why the application is late, and a plan to prevent it from happening again.  This request can be emailed to Dr. Tharp at  For further questions, please contact the Federal Grants Unit at 406-444-5660 or