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Reclamation & Development Grants Program Planning Grants

Posted Date: 
August 14, 2015
Alicia Stickney, Reclamation and Development Grants, Montana DNRC

The 2015 Legislature authorized the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) $800,000 in funds for Reclamation and Development Grants (RDG) Program planning grants.  Approximately $200,000 are available this cycle.  Applications due by Midnight, Friday, September 25, 2015.

The Reclamation and Developments Grant Program is using the State of Montana grant application and tracking database called WebGrants at The links above provide instructions on how to register for an account and for how to complete an online grant application. Please call Alicia Stickney at 406-444-0547 or Stephanie Hester at 406-444-6691 for questions or technical support.


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Planning for natural resource projects that provide natural resource benefits in one of two categories:

  • mineral development impacts or
  • crucial state need. 


  1. Reclaim land, water or other resources adversely affected by mineral development, or
  2. Mitigate damage to public resources caused by mineral development, or
  3. Research, demonstrate, or provide technical assistance to promote the wise use of Montana minerals, or
  4. Investigate and remediate sites where hazardous wastes or regulated substances threaten public health or the environment, or
  5. Research to assess existing or potential environmental damage resulting from mineral development.


Prevent or eliminate severe and unacceptable damage to natural resources or capture extraordinary public benefit that would otherwise be lost. Public benefit from implementation of this type project must directly relate to natural resources. 

Project activities may include, but are not limited to:  (1) problem analysis, (2) feasibility or design studies, (3) environmental monitoring, (4) remedial action plans, (5) technology demonstration, (6) research, (7) construction, or (8) other related actions that lead to a full-scale project.


Up to $50,000 per planning project, depending on intended planning activities.


by Midnight on Friday, September 25, 2015

Alicia Stickney | | (406) 444-0547