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The MWCC Watershed Fund has funding to help our local watershed conservation partners develop the organizational capacity necessary to achieve community conservation goals. Up to $5,000 may be awarded to each recipient, with a total of $40,000 in funding available. Match funding is not required but is encouraged to maximize the impacts of this funding and our partners’ programs.

Proposals are due by 5 pm on Friday, October 1, 2021. More details are available in the Request for Proposals on the MWCC website.


The purpose of this funding is to fill critical capacity gaps, enabling local watershed conservation organizations to more sustainably and effectively pursue targeted conservation efforts identified within their communities. Projects must directly relate to community-led solutions using the Watershed Approach to conservation, and must also demonstrate a strong connection between organizational or community capacity and improved watershed health.


Watershed conservation organizations that are supporting local communities to advance community-based, locally led conservation using the Watershed Approach to conservation are eligible. This includes watershed groups; conservation districts; irrigation districts; water quality districts; non-profits; forest collaboratives; tribal communities; and tribal government agencies. Federal agencies, state agencies, individuals, and for-profit entities are not eligible.


Please contact Watershed Programs Coordinator Terri Nichols with any questions, and to discuss your funding ideas. terri@mtwatersheds.org, (406) 210.1217

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.