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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Reclamation and Development Grants Planning Grants

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RDGP Planning Grants

The Reclamation and Development Grants Program (RDGP) Planning Grants are state-funded grants designed to fund projects that help plan and develop RDGP Project Grants.

Examples of Projects 

  • Planning activities that lead to RDGP project grant application
  • Site assessment and sampling
  • Feasibility or design studies
  • Groundwater Investigation
  • Research or technology demonstration
  • Grant writing for natural resource cleanup grants and RDGP Project Grants

Grant Amount

DNRC will award grants up to $50,000.

Funding for Planning Grants

DNRC solicits, evaluates, and ranks each application.  Funds are awarded based on rank and available funding. 

Application Deadline

Next deadline to be determined.

How to Apply

Please see our application guidance (pdf) (word).  Submit applications through the online grant management system:

Planning Grants Awarded

2021 Biennium RDG Planning Grants Awarded

2019 Biennium RDG Planning Grants Awarded

Available Grants

RDG Project Grants

Extended! Due June 1, 2020 by 5 pm.

Application Information

Information on upcoming deadlines can be found by clicking on the available grants to the left.


Online RDG Grant Workshop - May 5, 2020

Tips and Tricks for RDG Project Grants

Free Training - May 5, 2020 1:00 - 4:00 

See Resources and Training page for more information.


DNRC CARDD Successful Grant Writing Webinar Series

Successful Grant Writing 101     Webinar   PDFWriting for Success     Webinar   PDFDeveloping a Scope of Work     WebinarDeveloping a Budget     WebinarWebgrants Online Application 101     Webinar   HandoutsIntroduction to the RDG Program     Webinar   PDF

Need some tips on putting together an application or what to do once you have a grant?  See our Resources and Training page.

Looking for a current RDGP application?  Click on the available grants to the left.  

Final Reports

RDGP Project Grants

AIS Grants



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