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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074 | Fax: (406) 444-2684
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Resource Development Bureau

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The Resource Development Bureau (RDB) provides technical and financial assistance to local governments, state agencies, nonprofits and private citizens for projects that benefit, protect, restore, conserve or sustainably develop Montana’s natural resources. RDB also provides assistance to conservation districts for the administration of water reservations.

View The 2019 Biennium Applicants Map

The grant and loan programs administered by the bureau total over $340 million in bond authority and over $10 million in grants each biennium. The RDB program includes the following:

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Irrigation Development Grants 

  • Grants range from $300,000 to $20,000

Renewable Resource Grants and Loans (RRGL)

Reclamation and Development Grants Program (RDGP)

Bureau News

Grants Currently Available

Due November 15, 2018 Watershed Management Grants
Due December 3, 2018 Aquatic Invasive Species Grant

All other programs are ongoing. Reference the grants page for more information.

DNRC RRGL Program Announces 2021 Biennium Ranked Applications:

Ranked Application List (pdf)

DNRC RDG Program Announces 2021 Biennium Applications:

Application List (pdf)

New DNRC CARDD Successful Grant Writing Webinar Series

Successful Grant Writing 101     Webinar   PDF
Writing for Success     Webinar   PDF
Developing a Scope of Work     Webinar
Developing a Budget     Webinar
Webgrants Online Application 101     Webinar   Handouts
Introduction to the RDG Program     Webinar   PDF

Additional resources can be found on the Resources and Training page here

Additional Resources:


Resource Development Bureau

Chief  406-444-6687

Renewable Resource Grants and Loan Program

         RRGL and Private Grant Program

         RRGL and Watershed Grants

Reclamation and Development Grants Program

Aquatic Invasive Species Program 
Montana Invasive Species Advisory Council

Glasgow Field Office

RRGL and Irrigation Development Program
PO BOX 231
228 6th St S
Glasgow, MT 59230