DNRC's Conservation Districts Bureau offers state-funded grants provided by the legislature with the goal of empowering conservation districts to conserve the natural resources of Montana through locally-led conservation. Grant funds can be used for implementing on-the-ground projects, delivering educational programming to youth and adults, assisting landowners with innovative conservation practices, and for district operations.

CD grants are only available to Montana's 58 conservation districts.

For more information review the CD Grant Program guidelines or contact your CD Specialist

Conservation District Grants

All conservation districts in Montana are eligible if they 1) have levied the maximum county mills allowed for the current fiscal year, 2) demonstrate a need for additional funds, and 3) are working towards a conservation activity as identified in an annual workplan, watershed restoration plan, or district strategic plan.

 
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Project & Planning Grants
(Formerly 223 grants)
Grants for conservation projects and planning.
  
Application and Implementation Dates
Application Period: February 1 - March 15

September 1 - October 15
Implementation Begins: August 1

March 1
Funding Amount:

Planning: $10,000

Project: $20,000

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Pollinator Grants
Grants for improving pollinator habitat.
  
  

Application and Implementation Dates
Application Period: February 1 - March 15

September 1 - October 15
Implementation Begins: August 1

March 1
Funding Amount: $15,000


Ruby Valley Raptor
Education Mini-Grants
Grants for student and adult education that focus on local conservation issues.  
  
  
Application and Implementation Dates
Application Period: Rolling Deadline
Implementation Begins:  No sooner than 3 months following application submission
Funding Amount: $2,000
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Administration Grants
Grants for district operations and administrative expenses.
  
  
Application and Implementation Dates
Application Period: March 1 - April 15 
Implementation Begins:  Beginning July 1

Contact Us

Stephanie Crisswell
Stephanie Criswell
CD Bureau Chief
406-444-6669
406-558-9912
Steph.Criswell@mt.gov
Mary Hendrix
Mary Hendrix
Conservation District Specialist
Conservation District Grants
406-444-4253
406-431-2639 (cell)
Mary.Hendrix@mt.gov
Hailey Graf
Hailey Graf
Conservation District Specialist
Conservation District Grants
406-437-4435
Hailey.Graf@mt.gov
Veronica Grigaltchik
Veronica Grigaltchik
Conservation District Specialist
Conservation District Grants
406-437-4501
Veronica.Grigaltchik@mt.gov