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Reclamation and Development Grants Program Planning Grants Now Available


Posted Date: 
November 6, 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 grant applications to fund planning and assessment for natural resource projects.  Proposed projects must provide benefits in one of two categories:

  • Mineral Development:  projects that lead to reclamation or mitigation of 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 or state government subdivision in Montana.  Planning activities may include:  problem analysis, site assessment, feasibility studies, environmental monitoring, remedial action plans, technology demonstration, research, grant writing or other related actions that lead to a full-scale project. The Reclamation and Development Grants Program has already awarded planning grants to more than 16 local governments in 2013.  Approximately $400,000 are available for planning grants.

Application deadline:  Applications are due Wednesday, January 15, 2014.  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