At least 7 Montana schools lose out on federal grant after application changes

August 11, 2017

A handful of Montana's smallest rural schools lost out on a federal grant after changes required schools to go through a cumbersome application process.

"We had never, in all the time I'd been involved with school boards, had to fill out an application to receive the grant funds," said Jeana Bliss, the district clerk for Sand Springs Elementary, a schoolhouse tucked between Winnett and Jordan in Garfield County.

By MATT HOFFMAN mhoffman@billingsgazette.com

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