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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

The Watershed Management Grant (WMG) Program goals are to provide financial support for the development and implementation of locally led watershed related planning and capacity building activities that conserve, develop, improve or preserve state water resources.  These goals are aligned with Montana Code Annotated (MCA) Title 85, Chapter 1, Part 6.

Deadline Dates

November 15, 2018.

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.


Non-government entity may apply with match requirement.


Local government, state government, tribal government and sponsored non-profit entities.  DNRC will provide 100% reimbursement for eligible activities.  50/50 Match requirement for equipment expenses.

Non-government entity: A cost share of 50% of total cost is required.  Match shares may be in-kind services or cash.

Funding Amount

Up to $20,000 per grantee per biennium.

Funding Program Limit

DNRC’s Watershed Management Grant Program has $300,000 in funding available for projects until June 30, 2019.

Program Contact

Brad Catron

Watershed Management Grant Manager


Application Information

Application Due Dates

The next grant cycle will be October 15, 2018 with a closing date of November 15, 2018 @ 5pm.

Applications will be available online 

Grant application has been updated.  Please consult guidance prior to applying.

If you have any questions, please contact the program manager.


Watershed Management Grant Program Information

Program Brochure

WMG Application TIPS (doc)

WMG Program Guidance (doc)

Webgrants Application preview (doc)

Program Contact