Conservation District HB223 Grants
Montana Department Natural Resources and Conservation
The 47th Legislature provided to the conservation districts one half of one percent of the coal severance tax monies for any purposes that they are authorized to perform pursuant to MCA, Title 76, Chapter 15, Part 4. Since 1981, conservation districts have used these funds for conservation related projects.
DNRC provides fiscal management of the grant programs while the Resource Conservation Advisory Council (RCAC) review applications and provides recommendations for funding to DNRC.
HB223 grants provides funding for any project sponsored by a Montana conservation district under its authority.
Grant Types and Limits:
On-the-ground projects: $20,000
Demonstration projects: $20,000
• A 50:50 cash match is required for the entire amount if the request is more than $20,000.
Educational events and projects: $10,000
• Funds can only be used to pay for expenses that exceed revenues (registration fees, sponsorships, donations, etc.). A detailed spreadsheet that itemizes expenditures made and revenues received must be submitted with the final report (see 223 Grant Final Report Guidelines).
223 Application (pdf) *must download and use Acrobat to fill in.