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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Watershed Management Grant Program

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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 natural resources. These goals are aligned with Montana Code Annotated (MCA) Title 85, Chapter 1, Part 6.

Deadline Dates

Opens- January 22, 2020

Closes- February 26, 2020

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. 

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

1:1 match requirement for equipment expenses.

Funding Amount

Up to $35,000 per grantee per biennium.

Funding Program Limit

DNRC’s Watershed Management Grant Program has $300,000 in funding available for projects until June 30, 2021

Program Contact


Watershed Management Grant Program Manager

Jorri Dyer- 406-444-6839


Application Information

Grant Awards-Fall 2018 


Rankings are in.  WMG FY19 Application Award.

Application Due Dates


Applications will be available online 


Watershed Management Grant Program Information

Program Brochure (coming soon)

WMG Program Guidance (doc)

Webgrants Application preview (doc)


Program Contact

Watershed Management Grant Program Manager