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Missoula Conservation District is pleased to offer the following grant programs designed to foster conservation of natural resources within Missoula County.

  • Education Grants
  • Conservation Grants

See below for the parameters of each grant offering. Applicants should pay specific attention to whether the grant program is available to individuals and/or organizations as this varies by the specific grant offering. Questions may be directed to Bryan Vogt at bryan.vogt@macdnet.org or 406-880-3526.

Each of the application forms is provided in a fillable Word or PDF format. Please follow the any instructions provided on the form and answer each of the questions.

 

Education Grants
Education Mini Grant
June 8th deadline

This grant has a $100 – $500 award to support educational opportunities to increase awareness and interest in natural resource management, agricultural science, and conservation issues in Missoula County. The grant program is open to schools and other organizations. There is no applicant match required for this grant program. The Missoula Conservation District has a standard application for this grant with up to four cycles offered quarterly over the year, and the limitation of one award per year.
Education Mini Grant Application link – updated!

 

Operations Mini GrantJune 8th deadline
This grant has a $100 – $500 award aimed at providing limited operational support funding to entities and organizations who demonstrate a budgetary need and have a conservation mission consistent with that of the District. The Missoula Conservation District has a standard application for this grant with up to four cycles offered quarterly over the year, and no applicant match required.
Operations Mini Grant Application link – updated!

 

Continuing Education Mini GrantJune 8th deadline
This grant has up to a $500 award that supports educational opportunities for individuals to participate in programs and events that increase awareness and interest in natural resource management, agricultural science, and conservation issues. Awards must be used for individual attendance and participation in a specific event. The grantee shall return any grant funds that exceed actual costs to attend the event as verified by receipts. There are no match requirements for the applicant.
Continuing Education Mini Grant Application link – updated!

 

Conservation Grants
Riparian Planting Mini GrantJune 8th deadline
This grant has up to a $1,000 award for a landowner or land manager to purchase native plants or seed as part of an enhancement project that promotes, maintains, and restores riparian areas along stream streams and rivers in Missoula County. Conservation District staff will provide technical assistance, determination of eligibility, and conduct follow-up and site visits for the Board. Applications must be submitted prior to any work being conducted or purchase of materials as payments of Riparian Plant Mini Grants are for reimbursement of approved, completed planting and seeding only. Applications for completed projects will not be considered. The grant will reimburse up to 75% of the total allowable costs of the project up to a maximum amount of $1,000.

The June 8, 2022 deadline is for projects that will be implemented in the spring or fall of 2022. Another application period will be made available for those interested in conducting plantings in 2023.
Riparian Planting Mini Grant Application Link

 

Conservation Enhancement Grant – June 8th deadline
This grant has up to a $5,000 award for a landowner or land manager to improve natural resources within Missoula County through on-the-ground restoration practices that provide a public resource benefit. District staff will provide technical assistance and may conduct pre-project site visits to determine eligibility and make project suggestions. Applications must be submitted prior to any work being conducted or purchase of materials as payments of Conservation Enhancement Grants (CEG) are for reimbursement of approved, completed projects only. Applications for completed projects or those already started will not be considered. The grant will reimburse 50%–75% of the total allowable costs of the project up to a maximum amount of $5,000. Interested applicants should review the CEG Information Brochure link below for additional information on eligible conservation practices, reimbursement cost-share rates, and other program requirements.

The June 8, 2022 deadline is for projects that will be implemented by the end of 2022. Another application period will be made available for those interested in implementing projects in 2023.
2022 CEG Information Brochure
Conservation Enhancement Grant Application Link
CEG Sample Application
2022 CEG Ranking Criteria –  used by Missoula CD; provided for applicant reference

 

Grant Submissions
Please submit all completed, signed grant applications in one of the following ways:

  • Email the completed form as a single PDF to bryan.vogt@macdnet.org
  • Mail or deliver the completed form to:

Missoula Conservation District
3550 Mullan Road, Ste. 106
Missoula, MT 59808

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