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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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DNRC accepting applications for renewable resource grants, loans


The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Renewable Resource Grant and Loan Program (RDGP) is accepting grant applications to fund planning for natural resource projects. 
This program provides financial assistance to governmental entities preparing quality RRGL grant applications for projects that that will conserve, manage, develop, or protect Montana’s renewable resources.  Grants for the preparation of Capital Improvement Plans or other management tools are also eligible for funding. The grants are only to pay for DNRC approved contracted services necessary to develop a renewable resource project.
Proposed projects must plan for projects that will provide benefits in one of two categories:

1. Preliminary Engineering Reports (PER)  and/or Technical Narratives

Limits:  $15,000 for new Uniform Application PER’s; $15,000 for new RRGL Application Step 4.

Technical Narratives; $5,000 for existing PER and Technical Narrative updates.

Purpose:  Offset the cost to a governmental entity to hire a professional/technical consultant to produce or update a Preliminary Engineering Report meeting the requirements of the Uniform Application for Montana Public Facility Projects or a Technical Narrative meeting the Step 4. Requirements of the RRGL Program Application instructions and Forms for Governmental Entities.

2. Other management tools

Limit: $5,000

Purpose: Offset the cost to a governmental entity to hire a professional/technical consultant to produce a Capital Improvements Plan, Growth Plan, or other management tool necessary to systematically identify and prioritize long-term projects that provide environmental and renewable resource benefits.
Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants include any division of state government, tribal government, or other county, city, or local political subdivision. These governmental entities have included cities, towns, counties, conservation districts, irrigation districts, joint boards of control, and state agencies.
Match Requirements  No match required.
To apply, please use 

Applications due Feb. 28, 2019