Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

Renewable Resource Grant and Loan (RRGL) Planning Grants

The Renewable Resource Grant and Loan program provides funding for projects that conserve, manage, develop or preserve Montana’s renewable resources are eligible for funding.

The purpose of the RRGL Planning Grant Program is to provide funding to governmental entities for professional and technical services necessary to produce a high-quality RRGL grant application leading to a project that conserves, manages, develops, or protects Montana’s renewable resources.

Eligible projects include:

Maximum Award Amount

$15,000 for new Uniform Application PER’s;  $15,000 for new RRGL Application Step 4. Technical Narratives;  $8,000 for existing PER and Technical Narrative updates.

Cost Matching


Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants include any division of state government, tribal government, or other county, city, or local political subdivision. These governmental entities have included cities, towns, counties, conservation districts, irrigation districts, joint boards of control, and state agencies.

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