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Contracts to Address Quality
of Water Issues in Montana

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Montana Department of Environmental Quality

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Contracts totaling one million dollars to address pollution and water quality issues. The purpose of the available funding is to address water quality problems that are caused by non-point source pollution. The primary goals of the grant program are: Protect the quality of clean water and to restore water quality in waterbodies whose beneficial uses are impaired by non-point source (NPS) pollution and whose water quality does not meet state standards.

Three types of grants are available through this RFP: Watershed Restoration, groundwater Protection/Restoration , and Education & Outreach. For watershed restoration the following components must be met: planning and implementing on-the-ground projects that will reduce non-point source (NPS) pollution to surface water. Projects must implement goals and objectives identified in the 2007 Montana Non-point Source Management Plan. For the second grant, applicants must implement projects that address NPS in groundwater. For education projects applicants must clearly identify the target audience and the changes in behavior or thought you expect to see as a result of the project and include a method for measuring project success. 

All projects must include a monitoring component to track the success of the implemented programs. Applicants may not use more than 10% of the requested funds to cover administrative costs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 125323

Estimated Size of Grant:

watershed - up to $300,000; Groundwater - up to $100,000; education - up to $50,000


  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A governmental entity, either a local, state, or federal office, that has been established and authorized by law.

Pre-proposal Conference:

June 28, 2011

Pre-Application Information:

40% match requirement. After review of first stage applications, selected organizations will be invited to submit the second application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Stephanie Crider at 406-444-
2478 or

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana