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Loan & Grant Programs

Conservation Districts "HB 223" Grants

Contact: Linda Brander

Fundable Projects: Any project sponsored by a Montana conservation district under its authority

Grant Limit:“On the Ground” Projects: $20,000

Grant Limit Education Projects:  $10,000

Application Deadline: Quarterly

 

Fiscal Year 2015 223 Grant Deadlines
July 31, 2014
October 15, 2014
January 15, 2015
April 30, 2015

 

Application form (pdf) | Guidelines (pdf)

Application form (word)

Final Report Format (word)


 

District Development Grants

Contact: Linda Brander

Fundable Projects: The primary intent of this grant program is to increase a conservation district’s ability to meet statutory requirements for developing and implementing locally led conservation projects.

Grant Limit: $10,000

 

Fiscal Year 2015 District Development Grant Deadlines
July 31, 2014
November 27, 2014
January 15, 2015
April 30, 2015

 

Application form (pdf) | Guidelines (pdf)

Application form (word)

Final Report Format (word)


Conservation District Administrative Grants

Contact: Karl Christians

Fundable Projects: Conservation District Administrative Expense

Eligibility Requirement: Conservation District financial need.

Grant Limit: Based on financial need

Application Deadline: May 1 , each year

Application cover page (word)

Application (excel)


 

Education Mini-Grants

Contact: Linda Brander

Fundable Projects: Student and adult activities that focus on natural resource projects or programs.


Eligibility Requirement: All projects must be approved by the local conservation district. Grant Limit: $500

Education Mini Grant Program

 

Fiscal Year 2015 Mini Education Grant Deadlines
July 31, 2014
November 27, 2014
January 15, 2015
April 8, 2015

 


 

Range Improvement loans

Contact: Bill Herbolich

Fundable Projects: Fencing, seeding, stockwater development, and other range improvement practices.

Eligibility Requirement: Private landowner

Loan Limit: $75,000 @ 3% interest for 10 years.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Range Improvement Loan Program


 

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Contact

Dept. of Natural Resources & Conservation
1625 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074
Fax: (406) 444-2684