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Education Mini-Grant

Grants to Montana Conservation Districts, Schools,
and Organizations for Environmental Education

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Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC)

Deadline Date:

04/25/19 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $100 to $500 to Montana conservation districts, schools, and other organizations for environmental education programs for people of all ages. Please note that all projects must be sponsored by the conservation district. Examples of eligible projects include the following:

-Aquatic Micro- and Macro-Flora and Fauna
-Community Gardens
-Conservation Days
-Outdoor Classrooms/Field Trips
-Riparian and Rangeland Ecology
-Workshops (e.g. adults and youth)

The following are examples of eligible expenses:

-Administrator Salary to Organize Events (must demonstrate a financial need)
-Advertising Fees to Promote Event
-Resource Materials (educational kits/ booklets, notebooks, field testing equipment)
-Scholarship Stipends to Appropriate Camps
-Speaker Costs
-Supplies (educational)
-Transportation Costs for Field Trips

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178926

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $500 is available. The minimum application request must be $100.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Projects must be sponsored by the local conservation district.

Schools and other organizations can apply, but their applications must be approved and sponsored by the conservation district.

Ineligible Expenses:
-Grant funds cannot pay for the following expenses:
-Equipment for Schools (cameras, computers, microscopes, I-Pads)
-Garbage Bags
-Gloves, Shovels, Rakes
-Administrative costs to prepare the mini-education grant application

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must use the online form and submit by 5:00 PM on the day of the deadline.

The Quarterly deadlines are as follows:
-July 26, 2018
-October 25, 2018
-January 17, 2019
-April 25, 2019

Contact Information:

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

Applications must be submitted online:;jsessionid=FESg9TnHtEu2YG7bmTcNHhRfvliO2VMzifQnc0eK.cent7-jboss-prd-4

Linda Brander, DNRC Staff

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Conservation and Resource Development Division
1625 Eleventh Avenue
P.O. Box 201601
Helena, MT 59620-1601

P: (406) 444-0520
F: (406) 444-6721

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana