The purpose of this grant program is to bring natural resources conservation education into the classroom. Up to $500 is available to fund K-12 education activities for teacher-initiated, conservation district-supported classroom projects. Mini grants can be used to purchase classroom and lab equipment, resource materials, speaker costs, workshops costs, to support conservation days or field tours, and to support outdoor classroom activities.

Adult education events may also be sponsored and hosted by conservation districts. Adult education grants can be used to support activities such as natural resource conservation, restoration and workshops, seminars, and local field tours.

Grant funds cannot be used for food, digital cameras or other digital display equipment, tools that can easily be borrowed or brought by students for use in the project (such as shovels, rakes, or other garden equipment).

Mini Education Grant Instructions  http://dnrc.mt.gov/grants-and-loans

Mini Grant Application http://dnrc.mt.gov/cardd/LoansGrants/EducationMiniGrantApp.pdf