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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 (a documented set of circumstances or conditions that require action to prevent or eliminate severe and unacceptable damage to Montana's environment)  

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:

Extended! Applications due June 1, 2020

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online at and by mailed to DNRC.  

Application and Instructions:  PDF 

Fillable Application Outline: Word

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 (applications submitted May 2018):

2021B RDGP Applications

2021 Biennium Project Grant Application Ranking

Governors Budget Book 2020-2021

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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