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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Renewable Resource Grants to Private Entities

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Project Eligibility

  1. The project promotes the objectives of the Renewable Resource Grant and Loan Program.
  2. The project provides public benefits.  
  3. The project will be constructed in Montana.  
  4. A septic system repair or replacement project must have a letter from a regulatory agency requiring the repair or replacement.  
  5. New home construction is not eligible for the private grant program.  
  6. The project will be given priority if it provides for more than one purpose for the facility.  
  7. The project will be an efficient use of water without diminishing the quality.  
  8. You must submit an application before you begin your project.
  9. The project has not used funds from the Private Grant Program in the last five years.


Examples of projects:

  • Owners of small systems have difficulty in meeting Safe Drinking Water Act regulations, but must meet the same requirements that municipal water systems face. Most of the funds are targeted to assist small, privately owned water or wastewater systems.
  • High-hazard, private dam and water measuring projects are solicited by the Dam Safety Bureau and the Water Management Bureau of the Water Resources Division of DNRC.


Projects Not Eligible For Funding

  • Feasibility studies;
  • domestic well construction;
  • research;
  • new home construction;
  • and/or public information projects.


Applicant Eligibility

Financial assistance is available to any individual, association, partnership, or corporation (both for-profit and nonprofit).


Funding Availability

Applications may be submitted to the department after July 1, 2022

 Apply online at

Additional Information

 Private Grant Brochure


1539 11th Avenue

PO BOX 201601

Helena, MT 59620-1601

Phone 406-444-0552

Fax 406-444-6721

Application Information
Links to Applications

Applications must be submitted through Submittable. Use the RRGL Private Grants link.

You may download the application guidelines (pdf) (word)