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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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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. 

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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Renewable Resource Grants and Loans (RRGL)

Reclamation and Development Grants Program (RDGP)

Irrigation Development Grants

Project Grants

Project Loans

Project Planning Grants

Watershed Management Grants

Emergency Grants

Private Grants

Private Loans

Project Grants

Planning Grants

Grants range from $300 to $20,000

Bureau News

DNRC RRGL and RDG Program Announce 2023 Biennium Ranked Applications

RRGL Ranked Application List

RDGP Ranked Application List


DNRC RRGL and RDG Programs Announce 2023 Biennium Submitted Applications

Applications were submitted on June 1, 2020

RRGL Application List

RDG Application List

Grants Currently Available

Announcement - RRGL Planning Grants will have a cycle open July 1, 2021-August 20, 2021

See Grants and Loan page for more information

Now Available!  Funded Projects Map

Emergency Rule Notification

CARDD adopts emergency rules to extend RRGL and RDG Project Grant Deadline to June 1, 2020

Notice of Rule Change      Emergency Rule

Final Reports Available

RRGL and RDGP project grant final reports and interactive map available here.

AIS grant final reports available here.

Additional Resources:



Resource Development Bureau

Chief  406-444-6687

Renewable Resource Grants and Loan Program

         RRGL and Private Grant Program

         RRGL and Watershed Management Grant Program

         RRGL Program Engineer

Reclamation and Development Grants Program

Glasgow Field Office

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