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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074 | Fax: (406) 444-2684
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Watershed Management Grant Program

Program Purpose

DNRC’s Watershed Management Grant program supports watershed related planning and management activities which measurably conserve, develop, manage or preserve the state renewable resources and/or support the implementation and development of local renewable resource plans and the state water plan.

Deadline Dates

Round 3 Deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 5:00pm

Application Process

Submit applications online through

Application Fee

No application fees are required.

Eligible Applicants

Local government, state government, and tribal government entities.

Non-profit entities may apply with local government sponsorship OR as a private entity with a match requirement.


Local government, state government, and tribal government entities: DNRC will provide 100% reimbursement for eligible activities. No cost share match is required.

Private Entities: A cost share of 75% of total project costs is required. Match shares may be in-kind services or cash. 

Funding Amount

Up to $20,000 per grantee per biennium. Indirect costs are not covered by this program. Each award shall not exceed two-years.

Funding Program Limit

DNRC’s Watershed Management Grant Program has $40,005 in remaining funds available for projects until July 1, 2017.

Program Contact

Chris Carparelli

Watershed Management Grant  Program Manager


Application Information

Application Due Dates

March 15, 2017 at 5:00pm 

Watershed Management Grant Program Round 3 2017 RFP (pdf)

Watershed Management Grant Program Brochure (pdf)

Watershed Management Grant Award List 2015 (pdf)