Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC)
Grants to Montana conservation districts for the implementation of a broad range of activities to protect natural resources. Funding is intended to support the purchase of equipment related to conservation needs, as well as projects focusing on saline seep and weed control, soil survey, education and information, and other water and soil conservation related projects.
The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) distributes these funds on the basis of need to conservation districts for any purpose that they are authorized to perform pursuant to MCA, Title 76, Chapter 15, Part 4.
Projects must demonstrate a public and conservation benefit. All projects must be part of a conservation district plan.
Funds may be used for any project a conservation district is authorized to carry out, including but not limited to, planning, education, feasibility studies, demonstration projects, farm experiments, equipment, or construction of projects. Conservation districts may receive funds as grants as long as funding requested advances the purpose of conservation district programs.
Applications must include a plan to monitor the effectiveness of the project. Public information and education efforts also must be included as part of the application.
Projects will be evaluated using the following criteria:
GrantWatch ID#: 178927
The grant limit for “on the ground” conservation projects is $20,000. Conservation districts may request more than $20,000, but 50:50 cash match is required for the entire amount.
The grant limit for education projects (excluding demonstration and educational events) is $10,000. A 223 award for an educational event can only be used for expenses that exceed revenues.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Conservation Districts Bureau
Helena, MT 59620-1601
1539 Eleventh Ave
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074
Fax: (406) 444-2684
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