DNRC Irrigation Development Grant Program (IDG)
Sustain, Develop and Conservation Grant Application Guidance
IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT GRANT OPPORTUNITY
Grant applications for irrigation projects that increase or sustain irrigated agriculture in Montana may be submitted until June 30th, 2019. The awarded projects will be announced on July 15th, 2019. Projects must address a need that will result in a benefit to irrigated agriculture.
To apply, please use the Webgrants website: https://fundingmt.org
APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY: local governments such as cities, towns, counties, conservation and irrigation districts, and tribal government are eligible for a grant that covers up to the full cost of the project. Also private associations and individuals are eligible for a grant that covers up to 50 percent of project costs.
PROJECT ELIGIBILITY: The project must (1) address development or sustainment of Montana's irrigated agriculture, and (2) initiate or increase the sponsor's water conservation or measurement efforts. Projects resulting in adverse effects to renewable resources are ineligible. Projects may include equipment replacement, infrastructure repair, investigations, and planning.
FUNDING LIMITS: Grants may be awarded for up to $20,000 for most projects depending on available funding, the intended activities, and based upon a budget that is supported by a clear scope of work. Projects of state-wide significance may be considered for funding above this level.
For additional information or assistance contact:
Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Resource Development Bureau
228 6th Street South
Ann L Kulczyk
P.O. Box 321
Glasgow, Montana 59230