Funding is available on a rolling basis throughout 2022 for small professional development grants for BSWC members and host site personnel for learning opportunities directly related to reducing and preventing NPS.
The MWCC Watershed Fund has funding from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assist our community-based watershed conservation partners with implementing DEQ-accepted Watershed Restoration Plans (WRPs). (Scroll down to “Watershed Restoration Plans” to find your basin’s WRP on this page.) This funding falls into three categories:
Previously Funded Projects:
To view examples of previously funded BSWC programs and projects, check out the following links!
- Three restoration projects completed by BSWC members receiving Project Support
- The Flathead Basin Stormwater Project, partially funded with Host Site Cost Share Support
- The role of the Busy Beavers volunteer program in completing the Lower Gallatin’s first beaver mimicry project
- A virtual tour of a low-tech restoration project on California Creek in the Ruby Valley
- A riparian grazing management improvement project on Ashley Creek in the Flathead
The purpose of these dollars is to help our local partner organizations build their capacity to reduce nonpoint source pollution, improve water quality, and implement DEQ-accepted WRPS in their watersheds. All three types of funding must be directly related to community-led solutions and engagement using the Watershed Approach to conservation.
Who Qualifies for Support?
Watershed conservation organizations that are increasing the capacity of local communities to advance conservation using the Watershed Approach and are hosting a BSWC member are eligible to apply for these funding opportunities. Qualifying organizations include:
- Watershed groups
- Conservation, irrigation, water quality, and other special districts
- Tribal entities and tribal government agencies
- Forest collaboratives
Federal agencies, state agencies, individuals, and for-profit entities are not eligible.
Funding is currently available for BSWC member-led projects to reduce and prevent nonpoint source pollution. Project proposals are due by 5 pm on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.
The deadline to apply for cost share funding to host a BSWC member in 2022 has passed.
Funding is currently available to support professional development opportunities for members and host site personnel. This funding is available on a rolling basis throughout 2022.
Applicants must apply using the online form in Submittable that MWCC provides in each announcement of funding. Please use your organization’s existing Submittable account if you already have one, to make tracking easier for all of us.
If your organization doesn’t already have a Submittable account, here’s a quick video for Getting Started as a Submitter in Submittable.
Please contact Watershed Programs Coordinator Terri Nichols with any questions, and to discuss your funding ideas.
Terri Nichols: email@example.com