In 2017, ten states received grants to support the Troops to Teachers program with helping military members transition successfully and find employment in the classroom as teachers. Montana is one of three states to form a consortium to expand outreach and services to additional states. Its' consortium includes seven other states: Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. While the Montana State University has a long history of providing assistance to those veterans who want to become teachers, this new grant expands the formally known Lewis and Clark Region, to include the state of Washington. This increases the program’s outreach opportunity to include an additional 600,000 military and veterans.