The program supports cross-boundary, landscape-scale projects (up to 3 years) on non-federal forest lands that address state-identified (Montana Forest Action Plan) forest management priorities and leverage public and private resources.

Grant Cycle

The Request for Proposals closed March 15, 2023.


Forest Stewardship Grants Guide

Find out about funding opportunities and their intent with the Stewardship RFP Guide.

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  • Non-profits
  • Local governments
  • Tribal governments
  • Conservation districts
  • State Agencies
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Collaborative Groups

In addition to achieving Montana Forest Action Plan goals, projects must address one or more National Landscape Objectives:

  • Reduce the risk of uncharacteristic wildfires
  • Improve fish and wildlife habitats
  • Improve water quality and watershed function
  • Mitigate invasive species, insect infestation, and disease
  • Improve important forest ecosystems
  • Measure ecological and economic benefits including soil and air quality and productivity

The funding source is a USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry grant.The funds are passed-through by the DNRC.

Maximum Funding: $255,000
There is no minimum request, but most funded projects are $150,000 or more.

There is no match required; however a 25% match is encouraged.

A request for proposals is available in the first quarter of the calendar year via Submittable.

Selected applicants will work with DNRC Forest Stewardship Program to further develop their proposal which will complete in a regional competitive application process later in the year.

Contact Us

Ashley Juran
Stewardship Program Specialist