DNRC administers a wide range of grants and loans for Montana, assisting cities and towns, conservation districts, private landowners, and other groups in managing natural resource issues at the local level. 

Currently Accepting Applications

Local Government Assistance

The Local Government Forestry Assistance Grant program is intended to provide financial support to help local governments engage in activities to accelerate the pace and scale of forest management to reduce wildland fire hazards, improve forest health, and enhance economic productivity on cross-boundary projects that include federal lands in Montana.


The Request for Proposals closes March 31, 2023.
Volunteer Fire Assistance

Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) funding supported by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), will provide financial, technical, and related assistance to rural volunteer fire departments to conduct preparedness and mobilization activities, including training, equipping, and otherwise enabling response to requests for the prevention, control and suppression of fires occurring on rural lands and threatening rural communities.

The Request for Proposals closes April 1, 2023.

Seasonal Opportunities

Spring & Summer 

Spring and summer forestry grant opportunities, subject to change.
Conservation Education  Learn More
Community Wildfire Defense Learn More
Community Wildfire Protection Plan Learn More
Local Government Assistance Learn More
Rural Fire Capacity Learn More
Volunteer Fire Assistance Learn More

Fall & Winter 

Fall and winter forestry grant opportunities, subject to change.
Cooperative Fire Protection  Learn More
Forest Action Plan Learn More
Forest Pest Management Learn More
Hazardous Fuels Reduction Learn More
Landscape Scale Restoration Learn More
Western States Fire Learn More
Urban: Arbor Day Learn More
Urban: Innovation Learn More
Urban: Program Development Learn More