Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors of
BNY Mellon Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc.

We have examined management's assertion, included
in the accompanying Management Statement Regarding
Compliance with Certain Provisions of the Investment
Company Act of 1940, that
BNY Mellon Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc.
(the "Company")

complied with the requirements of
subsections (b) and (c) of Rule 17f-2 under the Investment
Company Act of 1940 ("the Act") as of April 30, 2020.

Management is responsible for the Company's compliance with those requirements. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on management's assertion about the Company's compliance based on our examination.

Our examination was conducted in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) and, accordingly, included examining, on a test basis, evidence about the Company's compliance with those requirements and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. Included among our procedures were the following tests performed as of April 30, 2020, and with respect to agreement of securities purchases and sales, for the period from July 31, 2019 (the date of our last examination) through April 30, 2020:

Confirmation of all securities held by institutions in book entry form (e.g., the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the Depository Trust Company and various sub-custodians);

Confirmation of all securities hypothecated, pledged, placed in escrow, or out for transfer with brokers, pledgees, transfer agents or securities lending administrators;

Reconciliation of all such securities
to the books and records of the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon (the Custodian);

Confirmation of all repurchase agreements with brokers/banks and agreement of underlying collateral with The Bank of New York Mellon (the Custodian) records, if any; and

Agreement of 5 security purchases and 5 security sales or maturities, if occurred, since our last report from the books and records of the Company, to corresponding bank statements.

We believe that our examination provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. Our examination does not provide a legal determination on the Company's compliance with specified requirements.

In our opinion, management's assertion that BNY Mellon Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. complied with the requirements of subsections (b) and (c) of Rule 17f-2 of the Act as of April 30, 2020 with respect to securities reflected in the investment account of the Company is fairly stated, in all material respects.

This report is intended solely for the information and use of management and the Board of Directors of BNY Mellon Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. and the Securities and Exchange Commission and is not intended to be and should not be
used by anyone other than these specified parties.

               /s/ERNST & YOUNG LLP

New York, New York
July 24, 2020

Management Statement Regarding Compliance with Certain Provisions

of the Investment Company Act of 1940

July 24, 2020

We, as members of management of
BNY Mellon Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. (the "Company"),
are responsible for complying with the
requirements of subsections (b) and (c) of Rule 17f-2, "Custody of Investments by Registered Management Investment Companies," of the Investment Company Act of 1940. We are also responsible for establishing and maintaining effective internal controls over compliance with those requirements. We have performed an evaluation of the Company's compliance with the requirements of subsections (b) and (c) of Rule 17f-2 as of April 30, 2020, and from July 31, 2019
(date of last examination)
through April 30, 2020.

Based on this evaluation, we assert that the Company was in compliance with the requirements of subsections
(b) and (c) of Rule 17f-2 of the Act as of April 30, 2020 and from July 31, 2019 (date of last examination) through April 30, 2020 with respect to securities reflected in the investment account of the Company.

BNY Mellon Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc.

By:

/s/Jim Windels
Jim Windels,
Treasurer
BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc.

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