The Cascade Conservation District has resources that may help you find financial support for landowners, teachers and students. Explore the categories below.

SARE grants

SARE grants are used to increase knowledge about sustainable agricultural practices and to help farmers and ranchers adopt those practices. The Western SARE program administers grants in several categories that help it achieve those aims. Each grant operates on an annual cycle and is selected through a competitive process. Check out

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

For Students and Teachers

MACD Scholarships

Each year, MACD awards two $500 scholarships to Montana students. High school seniors or students who are attending an accredited post secondary institution in Montana may apply.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • US citizenship,
  • Montana residency,
  • minimum grade point average of 3.0, and
  • enrollment or plans to enroll in a course of study that allows students to explore natural resource issues. Appropriate courses of study include agriculture, agribusiness, animal science, range science, forestry, environmental science, land resource science, plant science, etc.

Students may receive a scholarship both as a high school senior and once during post secondary career.

Application page

Successful Grant Projects

Follow the links below to learn about some of the successful grant projects sponsored by Cascade Conservation District.

Open Irrigation Ditch to a Delivery Pipe System

Ditch Grant Photos