Personal tools

Return to Top
DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Questions? Email us

Watershed Management Grant Program


Teamwork Makes the Streams Work...


Program Purpose

The Watershed Management Grant (WMG) Program goals are to provide financial support for the development and implementation of locally led watershed related planning and capacity building activities that conserve, develop, improve or preserve state natural resources. These goals are aligned with Montana Code Annotated (MCA) Title 85, Chapter 1, Part 6.

Deadline Dates

The next cycle will be in 2023. Please check back for updates. 

Application Process

WMG Application Guidance

Submit applications online through Montana DNRC Grants Submission Manager ( (For additional help please see: Getting Started as a Submitter | Submittable Help Center and/or Submittable Help - For Submitters | Submittable)

No application fees are required.

Eligible Applicants

Local government, state government, and tribal government entities.

Non-profit entities may apply with local government sponsorship or non-government entity may apply with 1:1 match requirement.


Local government, state government, tribal government and sponsored non-profit entities. DNRC will provide 100% reimbursement for eligible activities. 

Unsponsored Non-government entity: A 1:1 match is required. Match shares may be in-kind services or cash.

1:1 match requirement for equipment expenses.

Funding Limit

Up to $35,000 per grantee per biennium.


Program Contact

Watershed Management Grant Program Manager


 dyer head shot



Application Information

Grant Awards-2022

Rankings are in 2022 WMG Application Rankings.


Application Due Dates

Open applications are available on DNRCs Submittable Page. 

The next WMG cycle will be in 2023. 


Watershed Management Grant Program Information

Program Brochure 

WMG Program Guidance (doc)

Webgrants Status Report and Invoice Training    Webinar


Program Contact

Watershed Management Grant Program Manager