Funding Sources

IMG_2905_6_7_tonemappedThe listed agencies provide some funding (grant or loan) for drinking water systems in Montana.

One organization which serves as a coordinating point for all of the agencies listed below is WASACT.

Also, the State has a new web site that lists sources for a variety of funds. It’s called financeonline.

Program Manager
Jim Edgcomb
1424 Ninth Ave.
Helena, MT 59601

Are your city’s water lines leaking? Have you reached the capacity of your city’s wastewater treatment plant. These issues, along with other infrastructure problems, are dilemmas for local officials trying to improve their communities.

The Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) is a State-funded program designed to assist local governments in financing public facilities projects.

Eligible projects for TSEP assistance include: drinking water systems, wastewater treatment facilities, sanitary or storm sewer systems, solid waste disposal and separation systems, and bridges.

Eligible applicants for TSEP assistance include: cities, towns, counties, county or multi-county water, sewer, or solid waste districts, and tribal governments (includes any federally recognized Indian tribe within the state of Montana).

Applicants can request up to $500,000 in TSEP grants. A dollar for dollar match is required if requesting a grant, however, matching funds can be local funds or even grants provided by other funding sources.

For more information about the Treasure State Endowment Program or copies of the publications, you can call the TSEP staff at 406.444.2400. You can also email the program at

Check out their web site at: TSEP

Program Manager
Gus Byrom
1424 Ninth Ave.
Helena, MT 59601

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a federally funded grant program designed to help communities with their greatest community development needs. All projects must be designed to principally benefit low and moderate-income families. The program is administered locally by the Montana Dept. of Commerce and nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Grant funds are available for both drinking water and wastewater projects. Since 1982, Montana has received over $121 million in CDBG funds. Overall, the public and private funds invested in local CDBG projects has matched the federal funds awarded at almost a two to one ratio, making possible millions of dollars of construction activity and creating jobs for Montana communities across the state. For more information check out CDBG.

Chief Resource Development Bureau
John Tubbs

Financial Advisor
Anna Miller

Civil Engineer Specialist
Robert Fischer

Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation

Chief Technical & Financial Assistance Bureau
Tom Livers
1520 East 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59601

Check out the following web site: Montana State Revolving Fund

Bond Program Officer
Geri Burton
2401 Colonial Drive – 3rd Floor
PO Box 200126
Helena, MT 59620-0126

Board of Investments: INTERCAP Program

INTERCAP Program – The Board sells bonds and lends the proceeds to eligible governments for a variety of projects. Loan terms range from one to ten years, and short-term loans to finance cash flow deficits or bridge financing is also available.

The INTERCAP and In-State Investment Programs were created in fiscal year 1984 as part of the “Build Montana” program. The Legislative Auditor audits the Board annually.

State Headquarters & Administration
900 Technology Blvd, Suite B
P.O. Box 850
Bozeman, MT 59771
406.585.2565 fax

Montana Rural Development