Montana Heritage Project Grant Information

The Montana Heritage Project provides several grants to support school-based research projects, based on the tiered structure of the Project.

Montana Heritage Project Affiliate Grants

High School teachers who are not yet funded by the Heritage Project may apply for Affiliates Grants up to $1,000. These allow teachers to become familiar with heritage teaching. Funded teachers attend 2 days of the Montana Heritage Project summer institute, they are invited to the 2-day Winter Summit Conference in Helena the first Monday and Tuesday of February, and they are expected to attend the Youth Heritage Festival in Helena the first Monday and Tuesday of April (though they are not expected to bring students). 

Affiliate teachers submit three examples of student writing (research-based nonfiction) at the end of their project. Teachers who have successfully completed one or more years as an affiliate are eligible to apply for Demonstration Site Grants as openings occur.

The primary responsibility of Montana Heritage Project Affiliates is to conduct local studies projects in their communities.

Application Information for Affiliates

Demonstration Site Grants

Teachers with experience doing heritage projects are eligible to apply for Demonstration Site Grants. These grants are up to $3,000, and teachers who receive them are expected to provide models and support for other teachers in addition to conducting local studies projects in their communities.

The most important way Demonstration Sites provide models for others are through the public presentation of their work, most importantly at the Youth Heritage Festival, Montana’s premiere academic conference for high school scholars. Demonstration site teachers also provide workshops, write, and participate in online forums where other teachers can learn what heritage education is about and how to approach it.

Application Information for Demonstration Sites

Online Application Form
Or, you can access the application form through the Control Panel. Select “demo” from the list of weblogs you have permission to publish in.

Special Projects Grants

Teachers and other community members at Demonstration Sites are eligible to apply for Special Projects Grants that extend or support classroom learning. Special Projects proposals are reviewed monthly, as long as funds remain.

Application Information for Special Projects Grants

Reference Library Grants

Schools participating in the Montana Heritage Project receive $1,500 per school year to purchase print materials for the high school library reference collection. No application is necessary. Details are mailed to participating schools each year.


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