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Reclamation and Development Grants Program Planning Grants Now Available


Posted Date: 
June 20, 2013
Contact: 
Alicia Stickney, Reclamation and Development Grants, Montana DNRC

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Reclamation and Development Grants Program (RDGP) is accepting a second round of grant applications to fund planning and assessment for natural resource projects.  Proposed projects must provide natural resource benefits in one of two categories:

  • Mineral Development:  projects that reclaim or mitigate mineral development or hazardous materials impacts 
  • Crucial State Needs:  projects with statewide importance that capture extraordinary benefits and protect the environment.

Up to $50,000 are available per project to any city, county, Tribe, conservation district, or other local government subdivision in Montana.  Planning activities may include:  problem analysis, site assessment, feasibility or design studies, environmental monitoring, remedial action plans, technology demonstration, research, construction, or other related actions that lead to a full-scale project. The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation awarded planning grants to seven local entities for over $290,000 during the previous funding cycle.  Approximately $675,000 is still available for planning grants.

Application deadline:  Applications are due Thursday, August 15, 2013.  Additional cycles will be announced until funds are expended.

The planning grant application form and instructions, including eligibility requirements and evaluation criteria, are available electronically on the following website (or by contacting Alicia Stickney at 406-444-0547):  http://www.dnrc.mt.gov/cardd/ResourceDevelopment/rdg/ProjectPlanningGrants.asp

Alicia Stickney | astickney@mt.gov | 406-444-054