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One Class At A Time

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The Montana Television Network (MTN) and First Interstate Bank have teamed up to show our commitment to education by offering a weekly grant program called "One Class At A Time." 

What is "One Class At A Time"?

Each week during the school year, a representative from First Interstate Bank and an MTN reporter will visit the selected classroom to receive that week's grant. The teacher and class are presented a check for $250 to assist the class in attaining their goals.  The winning class is then featured during the Monday evening newscasts. The KRTV/KXLH program serves the schools in Great Falls, Helena, the Hi-Line, and north-central Montana viewing areas.

Who can apply for a One Class At A Time grant?

Teachers, parents, students or anyone who is aware of a special project that would enhance the educational objectives in a classroom can apply from August 1st through April 1st. If you are unsure if your school is located in an area serviced by one of these TV stations, please contact Connie Walter at connie@krtv.com or 406-791-5400.

How can I apply for the grant?

You can apply by visiting the First Interstate Bank website and scrolling down to the One Class At A Time link.

You can either submit the application online, or print and mail the form and any attachments to:

One Class at a Time
P.O. Box 2989
Great Falls, MT 59403

What kind of projects are considered for One Class At A Time grants?

There are so many different type of projects submitted! Some examples: digital video recorder for a dance class; hardcover journals for students; parts for an auto mechanics class; crafts supplies to build scale models; and science kits to supplement textbooks.

How often can I apply?

There is no limit to the number of projects or times you can apply. The applications are considered throughout the academic school year.

Who determines which class will receive the award?
The awards are chosen by a committee that meets the second week of each month.  The committee members include employees of MTN and First Interstate Bank, as well as a retired high school principal and a retired elementary principal.

How many applications do you receive?
We received more than 100 applications during the past school year. Each year we receive applications for worthy projects that we may not be able to fund due to time constraints.  Please re-apply if your special project was not chosen in the past. Our goal is to enhance our area students' educational experience "One Class At A Time."

For more information, please contact:

KRTV/KXLH (serving the Great Falls/Helena/Hi-Line/north-central Montana viewing area)

Ms. Connie Walter

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