Growing a Safer Montana

High School Safety Equipment Grant

Montana State Fund is committed to the safety of Montana’s future workforce. The Growing a Safer Montana High School Safety Equipment Grants are for Montana High School students in the construction trade or industry classrooms.

Eligibility: All Montana construction trades (welding, carpentry and automotive tech) and industry high school teachers are eligible to apply. (Multiple classrooms at one school are eligible. Each individual classroom and teacher must apply for their own grant.)

Award: Selected classrooms will be awarded a grant for $850 worth of PPE (personal protective equipment) for students. The PPE may include welding helmets, welding gloves, leather or rubber work gloves, safety glasses, earmuffs, ear plugs with dispenser, safety goggles, flame resistant clothing, high visibility vests and hardhats, etc. A list of items will be supplied to the teachers who are awarded the grants. Teachers may elect to use up to 50% of their grant funds to purchase equipment, tools, specific PPE, machine guards, etc. to make their classroom safer.

Application Period: April 1st, 2021- April 30th, 2021

Contact Information: If you have questions regarding the grant, contact Sophie Magnuson at 406-495-5397, Wendy Forgey at 406-495-5184, or Rob Sperle at 406-495-5332.