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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Reclamation and Development Grants Planning Grants

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RDGP Planning Grants

The Reclamation and Development Grants Program (RDGP) Planning Grants are state-funded grants designed to fund projects that help plan and develop RDGP Project Grants.

Examples of Projects 

  • Planning activities that lead to RDGP project grant application
  • Site assessment and sampling
  • Feasibility or design studies
  • Groundwater Investigation
  • Research or technology demonstration
  • Grant writing for natural resource cleanup grants and RDGP Project Grants

Grant Amount

DNRC will award grants up to $50,000.

Funding for Planning Grants

DNRC solicits, evaluates, and ranks each application.  Funds are awarded based on rank and available funding. 

Application Deadline

Application cycle will remain open until Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 5 p.m. Applications can be submitted during this time. Reviews and awards will be made the second week of each month (June, July, August, September, and October). 

How to Apply

Please see our application guidance (pdf) (word).  Submit applications through the online grant management system:

Application Materials:

Application Guidance

Budget Table 1

Budget Table 2

Authorizing Statement

Environmental Checklist - See our Resources and Training Page

Planning Grants Awarded

2021 Biennium RDG Planning Grants Awarded

2019 Biennium RDG Planning Grants Awarded

Available Grants

Currently accepting applications for:

RDG Planning Grants due Thursday, September 29, 2022 by 5 pm.

Apply now!


Webinars, FAQs, and more

See Resources and Training page for more information.

Need some tips on putting together an application or what to do once you have a grant?  See our Resources and Training page.


Looking for a current RDGP application?  Click on the available grants to the left.  


Final Reports available here:

RDGP Project Grants

AIS Grants



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