The MWCC Watershed Fund provides direct support to our community-based Watershed Partners for capacity-building, professional development, and on-the-ground projects on private lands.

The two primary goals of the Watershed Fund are:

  1. Increase the capacity of local communities to advance community-based, locally led conservation using the Watershed Approach to conservation.
  2. Provide a model for streamlining, consolidating, and leveraging resources for locally led conservation statewide.

To learn more about the MWCC Watershed Fund, click Here. For information about different types of Watershed Fund support, see our Project Support, Capacity Support, Professional Development Support, and Opportunity Support pages. You may also contact MWCC Watershed Programs Coordinator Terri Nichols at (406) 475-1420 or

The MWCC Watershed Fund has funding to assist our Partner watershed organizations in implementing conservation projects on private land. Up to $20,000 can be awarded to each recipient, and funding will be distributed on a reimbursement basis. There is a non-federal, 1:1 match requirement that can be met through cash or in-kind contributions.

Applications are due by midnight on Thursday, November 21, 2019 and must be submitted via this form. Projects must be completed by December 30, 2020, with final reporting documents due by January 15, 2021.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to help watershed groups accomplish on-the-ground work with private landowners in their watersheds. An additional purpose is to support projects that:

  • Align with local watershed priorities
  • Measurably improve local resources, and
  • Address existing conservation and watershed plans, such as Watershed Restoration Plans, NRCS Technical Implementation Plans, regional Water Plans, local water quality plans, and other community-based conservation plans

For more information, see the 2019 Project Support Request for Proposals and the Watershed Fund Project Support page.

Montana Watershed Coordination Council