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District Sponsorship of Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation Grants

Missoula Conservation District sponsors Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation (DNRC) grants for organizations, schools, farmers, ranchers, and other landowners for various projects. Examples of previously approved sponsorship projects include a natural resource youth camp, a conservation education summer program, and an irrigation upgrade.

Montana DNRC offers several grant programs available to organizations with approved district sponsorship. Visit the DNRC Grants and Loans page for a list of available programs and more information.

How to Apply:

Applicants interested in Missoula Conservation District sponsorship of a DNRC grant, please first contact the district with information on the project you would like sponsored. The district may then ask for a detailed letter of interest, project proposal, and project budget identifying items to be covered by grant funds, indicating additional funding sources. Sponsorship preference will be given to projects that support the goals and priorities of the district. The district grants committee will review the proposed project and may ask a representative of the inquiring organization to provide a short presentation to the Board of Supervisors at a district meeting.

Prior to contacting Missoula Conservation District, please review grant guidelines, application, deadline, and additional information on the grant of interest on the DNRC website. Grants are reviewed by the Missoula Conservation District Grants Committee and decided by the full district Board of Supervisors at the regular monthly meeting. Therefore, please submit your letter of interest well in advance of the monthly meeting to allow time for sufficient review and to be added to the meeting agenda.

If the DNRC approves the sponsored application, the grant will be disbursed following DNRC review and approval of the applicant’s final grant report and DNRC payment to the district. Missoula Conservation District reserves the right to charge an administration fee on DNRC sponsored grants.

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