Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

Renewable Resource Public Loans

The purpose of the Renewable Resource Public Loan Program is to provide a source of loan funding to governmental entities, including Irrigation Districts, for projects that provide for or improve the conservation, management, development, or protection of Montana’s renewable resources.  The program also provides a source of loan funding for public infrastructure projects that are not eligible for funding through the State Revolving Fund or other loan programs but do provide renewable resource benefits.

Maximum Award Amount

loans are limited by the applicant’s debt capacity.

Cost Matching


Eligible Applicants

Any division of Montana state government, tribal government, or other county, city, or local political subdivision. These governmental entities have included cities, towns, counties, county conservation districts, water and sewer districts, school districts, irrigation districts, joint boards of control, state agencies, and universities.

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