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  Funding Opportunity Details
 91150-DNRC 2019/2020 RRGL Planning Grant-Winter 2019
 
  DNRC
  Application Deadline: 01/31/2020 5:00 PM
 
 
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $15,000.00
Project Start Date: 03/01/2020
Project End Date: 12/31/2020
Award Announcement Date:
Program Officer: Lindsay Volpe
Phone: 406-444-9766 x
Email: lmvolpe@mt.gov
 
This Opportunity is recurring  No 
Categorical Area(s) To be Addressed by Program  Natural Resources 
 
 
Description
 
 

 DNRC Renewable Resource Grant and Loan Program

Project Planning Grant Application Guidance

 

Contact Information

Lindsay Volpe             444-9766         lmvolpe@mt.gov

 

RRGL Planning Grant Purpose

The purpose of the RRGL Planning Grant Program is to provide funding to governmental entities for professional and technical services necessary to produce a high-quality RRGL grant application leading to a project that conserves, manages, develops, or protects Montana’s renewable resources.

The contracted services must be necessary to produce or update a Preliminary Engineering Report meeting the requirements of the Uniform Application for Montana Public Facility Projects OR the Step 4. Technical Narrative section of the RRGL Application for Governmental Entities. Costs to produce Capital Improvement Plans, Growth Plans, and other management tools are also eligible for funding. 

The program does not cover costs associated with final design, aquatic invasive species, in-kind activity, indirect or program costs.

 

Eligibility

An applicant must be a governmental entity, including tribal governments. Examples include municipalities, counties, sewer and/or water districts, irrigation districts, conservation districts, and Native American tribes located in Montana.

In-kind services and program costs are not eligible reimbursable items. 

 

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted electronically by January 31, 2020.  An applicant must register and apply at https://www.fundingmt.org   

 

Application Authorizing Statements must be received by mail to be considered for funding. However, you may attach a copy of the statement to the application for recording purposes.

 

Ranking

Applications will be reviewed and competitively ranked based on the renewable resource benefits of the proposed project.  Proposed projects must conserve, manage, develop, or preserve/protect Montana’s renewable resources.

If a large number of applications are received at the beginning of this cycle the staff may choose to have two ranking cycles to address the application need within the cycle. All applicants will be notified of this process once it occurs.

 

Funding

Funding is limited by availability and will be at the final discretion of RRGL staff. However, all efforts will be made to make awards in accordance with application type limits listed below in order to preserve budget integrity for the applicant.

 

Application Types and Associated Grant Limits

New Preliminary Engineering Reports meeting the requirements of the Uniform Application for Montana Public Facility Projects are limited to $15,000.

 

New Technical Narratives meeting the requirements of the  Step 4. Technical Narrative section of the RRGL Application for Governmental Entities are limited to $15,000.

 

Updates to existing Preliminary Engineering Reports and Technical Narratives are limited to $8,000.

 

Other types to fund Capital Improvement Plans, Growth Plans, and other management tools are limited to $8,000.

 

Match Requirements

 No match is required.

 

Funding Cycles

The total grant funds for 2019 biennium are $1,100,000. Application funding is available depending upon revenue received. After the second cycle, planning grant awards will be awarded at the programs discretion.

 

                                                              

 

 
 
 
 Attachments
 
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Description File Name File Size
RRGL Authorizing Statement RPG Grant Authorization.pdf 200 KB
State Vendor Invoice State Vendor Invoice.pdf 132 KB
Instructions for entering a planning grant application into Webgrants WebGrants Planning Grant Instructions.pdf 2.0 MB
 
 
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http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/cardd/resource-development/renewable-resource-grant-program/renewable-resource-project-planning-grants DNRC Planning Grant Information
 
 
 
 
   
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