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 February 26th, 2020. The awarded projects will be announced on March 16th, 2020. 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: State and Local governments such as cities, towns, counties, Tribal governments, and conservation, irrigations and drainage districts, are eligible for a grant that covers the full cost of the project up to the program maximum of $20,000.00. Private individuals and entities are eligible for a grant that covers 50% of project costs up to program maximum award of $20,000.00.
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 may include equipment replacement (excepting private wells and sprinkler systems), infrastructure repair, investigations, and planning.
Projects resulting in adverse effects to renewable resources are ineligible.
FUNDING LIMITS: Grants may be awarded 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