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2023 - 2024 Connect! Grants

Bonus Round Awarded  $29,050

to start the 2023-2024 school year

$18,400 Awarded  Cycle 1

$26,995 Awarded Cycle 2

Connect! Grant Awarded to:

Rural Resilience

Rural Resilience currently provides mental and behavioral health services and supports to over sixty students and their families across five different school communities in rural Montana including Gardiner Public Schools.  Services are provided by a full-time behavior analyst, counselor and LCPC interns from MSU, and collaborative community networks that otherwise would not be accessible due to geographical, socioeconomic, and historically rooted barriers. Working alongside special education school specialists in the Park County Special Education Cooperative, allows our infrastructure to capitalize on servicing students through evidence-based curricula and establish systems to focus on targeted skill sets to foster healthier and happier youth.

Connect! Grants are offered three times per school calendar year. Deadlines are the last day of each of the first 3 school quarters.
(October 26, 2023, January 11, 2024, and March 14, 2024)



We are seeking applications that make a difference and serve a wide-range of students.



We are seeking applications that fulfill a crucial need in our community.

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Our mission is to work with the community to build sustainable support and enhance innovative educational opportunities for students, teachers and community members in partnership with Gardiner Public Schools.



To apply: complete application via the Application Link below. All applications must be entered in link below. The Budget Template is required to be uploaded into the application.

2022 - 2023 Connect! Grants

Awards and Impacts

Drivers Education

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Connect! Grants making a difference!

Grant Recipient:  Gardiner School

Grant awarded: Drivers Education

Total served by this program 9

Grant Amount Awarded: $1510.70

Without the project, students would not have had a traffic safety education class which means it would take longer for them to get their license. Since all of us use the roadway, it is in the best interest of everyone to have students that are willing to take this course attend. Students were able to successfully practice driving in varied traffic conditions. They start the course practicing driving in the school parking lot and by the end, they have driven on Hwy 89 and Interstate 90 (weather permitting) as well as in Mammoth Hot Springs, Gardiner, and Livingston. Many students commented that they feel much more comfortable driving with the knowledge they have of the rules of the road, road signs, and with the practice they got with a teacher by their side. We do not shy away from challenging situations like, blind corners and uncontrolled left turns. One student said they couldn't believe that they were driving 80 miles an hour on Interstate 90 and that they had the confidence to do it.

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