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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Reclamation and Development Project Grants

AML Cleanup

RDGP Project Grants

For projects that compensate Montana citizens for the effects of exploration and mining on Montana lands and serve the public interest and the State of Montana.

Examples of Projects Include:

  • Abandoned Mine Reclamation
  • Brownfields  Cleanup
  • Abandoned Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup
  • Abandoned Oil and Gas Well Cleanup
  • Mining Related Mitigation Projects
  • Crucial State Needs

Grant Amount:

DNRC will recommend no more than $300,000 for most projects.  DNRC may recommend up to $500,000 for a project if the applicant has clearly demonstrated multiple natural resource benefits , the need and urgency of the project, and the financial need and unavailability of other funds to complete the project. 

Application Deadline:

Applications due May 15, 2018

How to Apply:

Complete an application online and submit by mail to DNRC. 

Paper Application:  2018 RDGP Project Grant Application

Online Application:

RDG Application Instructions for Webgrants

Funding for Projects:

DNRC solicits, evaluates, and ranks each application and forwards its recommendations for funding to the Governor’s Office before each regular legislative session.  With the governor’s approval these recommendations are submitted to the legislature.  The legislature makes the final decision on which projects will be funded. 

Funds for projects approved by the legislature are awarded according to the funding priority list set by the legislature and are contracted according to available revenue.  Not all approved projects will be funded if the total amount requested exceeds available funds. 

Map of 2021 Biennium Project Applications:

2021B RDGP Applications

2021 Biennium Project Grant Application Ranking

Governors Budget Book 2020-2021

Available Grants

RDGP Planning Grants

How to Apply:  Please see application guidance here.  Submit applications through the online grant management system:

 Application Deadline*:  Initial review begins on September 5, final deadline is Thursday October 10 by 5 pm 

*Initial review of applications will begin on September 5.  Applications submitted by September 5 will be reviewed with up to half of available funding being awarded by September 15.  Applications received by September 5, but not initially awarded will be kept for review with remaining applications received October 10. 

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


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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

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