Application Period CLOSED
How to Apply
SWCDM is pleased to offer mini-grants up to $3,000 to help fund local education and outreach efforts that address nonpoint source water quality issues. Funding for these mini-grants is made available through the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s federally funded 319 program. Mini-grants are available on an annual basis (opening in February). Funded projects need to occur within a year of being awarded.
Eligible applicants include conservation districts, watershed groups, local and county agencies, school districts, etc. that are capable of managing federal funding. Proof of current liability insurance is a requirement and needs to be submitted with all applications.
Reimbursement and Reporting
All awarded projects shall be reimbursed for the awarded amount upon completion of the project and submission of a final report and invoice. Projects need to be completed and reported on within one year of the grant being awarded. Final Report Guidance Document
Projects no longer need to have a DEQ-accepted Watershed Restoration Plan, though priority may be given to projects in areas with approved WRPs.
For more information about the mini-grant program, eligibility, and how to apply, contact Stephanie Adams, SWCDM Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Project Examples
Lake Conservation District
Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group
Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Lewis & Clark Conservation District
Living on the Bank
Lewis & Clark created this website to provide educational tools to assist landowners on how to best manage property issues and improve property along riparian areas.