Funding Database

Welcome to the Community Development Funding Database

The Community Development Funding Database allows you to filter your search in order to find the grant or loan program that fits your community development needs. Select as many categories as you want on the left hand side to filter the results.

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Many state grant opportunities and applications are available through FundingMt.org.

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Montana State Historic Preservation Office

Revitalizing Montana’s Rural Heritage

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Revitalizing Montana’s Rural Heritage (RMRH), through the Montana State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), is a reimbursement grant available to rural property owners (properties in communities under 50,000 population as defined by the US Census Bureau) for the rehabilitation and repair of historic properties. RMRH’s goal is to not only preserve significant cultural resources, but also foster economic development in Montana’s rural communities. Grants are for“bricks and mortar” preservation projects

 

Maximum Award Amount

$10,000 to $100,000

Cost Matching

N/A

Eligible Applicants

Public entities (except federal agencies), 501-C3 Non-Profit Organizations, including churches and church-owned property, and Private Individuals and For-Profit Businesses

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Contact

Kate Hampton
[email protected]
444-7742

Department of Natural Resources and Conversation

Program Development Grants

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These grants provide local governments funds to conduct tree inventories, develop an Urban Forest Management Plan, write a Tree Ordinance, or conduct an innovative urban forestry project.

Maximum Award Amount

$2,000 to $15,000

Cost Matching

1:1

Eligible Applicants

Montana Cities, Towns, Counties, and Tribal Governments

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Contact

Jamie Kirby
[email protected]
406-542-4288

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

Montana Tree City of the Year

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The Montana Tree City of the Year Award recognizes Montana’s top communities that demonstrate excellence in urban forestry. The purpose is to promote innovative and significant projects that raise awareness through urban forestry.

Maximum Award Amount

$10,000

Cost Matching

Not Required

Eligible Applicants

Montana Communities. ***Community must be a current Tree City USA designated community or achieve the designation within one year of the award.

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Contact

Jamie Kirby
[email protected]
406-542-4288

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

Montana School ReLeaf Project

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The Montana School ReLeaf Project has three primary goals: to increase awareness of urban forestry in Montana schools; to certify schools that support sustainable urban “greenscapes” on school grounds; and to teach students to be good stewards of the land.

Maximum Award Amount

$1,000

Cost Matching

Unknown

Eligible Applicants

Montana Schools

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Contact

Jamie Kirby
[email protected]
406-542-4288

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

Habitat Conservation Grants – Sage Grouse Stewardship Grants

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This grant opportunity incentivizes voluntary conservation measures to maintain, enhance, restore, expand or benefit sage grouse habitat and sustain traditional ranching in Montana’s sagebrush-grasslands.

Maximum Award Amount

Variable

Cost Matching

Desired; amount variable

Eligible Applicants

Agencies or organizations directly involved in Greater Sage-Grouse habitat conservation

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Contact

Carolyn Sime
[email protected]
406-444-0554

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Grants

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The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) in coordination with the Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC) offers state-funded grants for the prevention and control of aquatic invasive species (AIS). The goal of the grants is to protect the natural resources of Montana from severe and unacceptable damage from aquatic invasive species.

Maximum Award Amount

Varies depending on project type.

Cost Matching

Varies depending on project type.

Eligible Applicants

AIS grants are available to state, city, county, tribal governments, or other local government subdivisions within the state of Montana.

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Stephanie Hester
[email protected]
406-444-0547

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

State Revolving Loan Fund

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DNRC and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality co-administer the SRF programs. DEQ provides support and guidance to the technical side of the projects and DNRC provides the financial support.

Maximum Award Amount

None

Cost Matching

None

Eligible Applicants

Local Governments, Tribal Government

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Contact

Anna Miller
[email protected]
406-444-6689

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

Reclamation and Development Project and Planning Grants

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Project grants fund projects that will repair, reclaim, and mitigate environmental damage to public resources from non-renewable resource extraction.  Grant funds can also support crucial state need projects that serve the public interest and total environment of the citizens of Montana by developing and ensuring the quality of public resources for the benefit of all Montanans.

Planning grants provide funds to evaluate and plan for the implementation of a project designed to clean-up, repair, or reclaim a site that has been negatively impacted by non-renewable natural resource extraction.

Maximum Award Amount

$500,000 for Project Grants and $50,000 for Planning Grants

Cost Matching

N/A

Eligible Applicants

Any department, agency, board, commission, or other division of state government, city, county, or other division of local government, or tribal government within the state of Montana may apply.

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Contact

Heidi Anderson Folnagy
[email protected]
406-444-6691

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

Watershed Management Grants

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The purpose of the Watershed Management Grant Program is 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 water resources.

Maximum Award Amount

$20,000 (Over a two-year period)

Cost Matching

50% for equipment expenses or 50% for a non-government entity.

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 match requirement.

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Contact

Autumn Coleman
[email protected]
406-444-6687

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

Renewable Resource Emergency Grants and Loans

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DNRC has been granted authority to approve both grants and loans for emergency projects that, if delayed until legislative approval can be obtained, will cause substantial damages or legal liability to the entity seeking assistance. Typical types of projects have included dike failures, emergency dam repairs, and emergency repairs to municipal drinking water and wastewater system.

Maximum Award Amount

$30,000 for grants and loans are limited by the applicant’s bonded debt capacity.

Cost Matching

N/A

Eligible Applicants

Counties, incorporated cities and towns, conservation districts, irrigation districts, and water and sewer districts.

More Information

Contact

Autumn Coleman
[email protected]
406-444-6687

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