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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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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 natural resources. These goals are aligned with Montana Code Annotated (MCA) Title 85, Chapter 1, Part 6.

Deadline Dates

No set cycles. Funding is dependent on legislature. Please check back for updates. 

Application Process

WMG Application Guidance

Submit applications online through

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 non-government entity may apply with 1:1 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 1:1 match 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


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Application Information

Grant Awards-Spring 2020 


Rankings are in WMG Spring 2020 Application Rankings.

Application Due Dates


Applications will be available online


Watershed Management Grant Program Information

Program Brochure 

WMG Program Guidance (doc)

Webgrants Status Report and Invoice Training    Webinar


Program Contact

Watershed Management Grant Program Manager