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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Reclamation and Development Project Grants

RDGP Project Grants

For projects that compensate Montana citizens for the effects of exploration and mining on Montana lands and serve the public interest and the State of Montana.



Grant Amount:

DNRC will recommend no more than $300,000 for most projects.  DNRC may recommend up to $500,000 for a project if the applicant has clearly demonstrated multiple natural resource benefits , the need and urgency of the project, and the financial need and unavailability of other funds to complete the project. 



Application Deadline: May 16, 2022 by 5 pm



Application Guidance and Forms

RDG Project Grant Application Guidance

Fillable Project Summary Form

Fillable Project Narrative

Fillable Budget Justification

Budget Table 1: Project Funding Package

Budget Table 2:  Project Budget Summary Form



How to Apply:

Applications must be postmarked by and received in by 5 pm on May 16, 2020. No late applications will be accepted.

Submitted Online: Online application at

Submitted by Mail: One unbound hard copies of the entire application including a copy of all supporting documentation.



Examples of Projects Include:

  • Abandoned Mine Reclamation
  • Brownfields  Cleanup
  • Abandoned Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup
  • Abandoned Oil and Gas Well Cleanup
  • Mining Related Mitigation Projects
  • Crucial State Needs (a documented set of circumstances or conditions that require action to prevent or eliminate severe and unacceptable damage to Montana's environment)  



Funding for Projects:

DNRC solicits, evaluates, and ranks each application and forwards its recommendations for funding to the Governor’s Office before each regular legislative session.  With the governor’s approval these recommendations are submitted to the legislature.  The legislature makes the final decision on which projects will be funded. 

Funds for projects approved by the legislature are awarded according to the funding priority list set by the legislature and are contracted according to available revenue.  Not all approved projects will be funded if the total amount requested exceeds available funds. 



2023 Biennium Project Grant Applications

Applications were submitted June 1, 2020:  RDG Application List

2023 Biennium Project Grant Application Ranking

Governors Budget Book 2022-2023

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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