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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Resource Development Bureau

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 The Resource Development Bureau (RDB) provides technical and financial assistance to local governments, state agencies, nonprofits and private citizens for projects that benefit, protect, restore, conserve or sustainably develop Montana’s natural resources. RDB also provides assistance to conservation districts for the administration of water reservations. 

The grant and loan programs administered by the bureau total over $340 million in bond authority and over $10 million in grants each biennium. The RDB program includes the following:

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Renewable Resource Grants and Loans (RRGL)

Reclamation and Development Grants Program (RDGP)

Irrigation Development Grants

Project Grants

Project Loans

Project Planning Grants

Watershed Management Grants

Emergency Grants

Private Grants

Private Loans

Project Grants

Planning Grants

Grants range from $300 to $20,000

Bureau News


Looking for Project Funding?

Grants and Loans for Natural Resource Activities Handout

Project Grants List

Renewable Resource Grants and Loan Program Project Grant Applications have been submitted are available on the RRGL Page.

Grants Currently Available

Reclamation and Development Planning Grants reviewed monthly.

Private Grants currently available.

Emergency Grants currently available.


Apply online at

See Grants and Loan page for more information


Now Available!  Funded Projects Map

Final Reports

RRGL and RDGP project grant final reports and interactive map available here.

AIS grant final reports available here.

Additional Resources:



Resource Development Bureau

Chief  406-444-6687

Renewable Resource Grants and Loan Program

         RRGL and Private Grant Program

         Watershed Management Grant Program

         RRGL Program Engineer

Reclamation and Development Grants Program


Glasgow Field Office

RRGL and Irrigation Development Program
PO BOX 231
228 6th St S
Glasgow, MT 59230