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Grants of up to $50,000 to Montana local and tribal agencies for projects to protect natural resources throughout the state. Funding is intended for a wide range of activities to develop and implement projects to assess, repair, and mitigate damage to state resources, including mineral development reclamation projects and projects to address crucial state needs.
The Reclamation and Development Grants Program (RDGP) Planning Grants are state-funded grants designed to fund projects that help plan and develop RDGP Project Grants. Examples of projects are:
Proposed planning grants must plan for projects that will provide benefits in one of two categories:
1. Mineral development reclamation projects must:
2. Crucial state need: Projects that meet a crucial state need must prevent or eliminate severe and unacceptable damage to natural resources or capture extraordinary public benefit that would otherwise be lost. They must have a regional or statewide importance. Public benefit from implementation of this type of project must directly relate to natural resources.
Planning grant activities may include, but are not limited to, (1) problem analysis, (2) feasibility or design studies, (3) environmental monitoring, (4) remedial action plans or implementation, (5) technology demonstration, (6) research, (7) site assessment, or (8) other related actions that lead to cleanup of contamination, mitigation of damage, or protection of Montana’s environment.
Estimated Size of Grant:
Expenses incurred before the grant agreement is effective will not be reimbursed.