Water Quality Mini Grants


Fall 2017 Grant Cycle is now CLOSED.

Another round of funding will be available this spring!


SWCDM is pleased to offer mini-grants up to $3,000 to help fund local education and outreach efforts that address nonpoint source water quality issues. Funding for these mini-grants is made available through the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s federally funded 319 funding program. Mini-grants are available on a biannual basis (spring and fall) and funded projects need to occur within a year of being awarded.

Call for Proposals



Eligible applicants include conservation districts, watershed groups, local and county agencies, school districts, etc. that are capable of managing federal funding. Proof of current liability insurance is a requirement and needs to be submitted with all applications.

Reimbursement and Reporting

All awarded projects shall be reimbursed the awarded amount upon completion of the project and submission of a final report. Projects need to be completed and reported on within one year of the grant being awarded. Final Report Guidance Document

Projects no longer need to have a DEQ-accepted Watershed Restoration Plan, though priority may be given to projects in areas with approved WRPs.

For more information about the mini-grant program, eligibility, and how to apply, contact Jessica Makus at jessica@macdnet.org.