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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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Mine Tunnels

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

DNRC Hires New Grant Manager

Brad Catron has joined the Resource Development Bureau as the new RRGL program Grant Manager and will also be managing the Watershed Management Grant program. Brad has a background in natural resources in wildlife and agriculture, and has also worked in the Wyoming Air National Guard. Welcome Brad!

DNRC RRGL Program Announces 2019 Biennium Awarded Applications:

Funded Application List (updated pdf)

DNRC RDG Program Announces 2019 Biennium Awarded Applications:

Funded Application List (pdf)

Additional Resources:


Resource Development Bureau

Chief  406-444-6687

Renewable Resource Grants and Loan Program

         RRGL and Private Grant Program

         RRGL and Watershed Grants

Resource Development 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