North Dakota Natural Resources Trust

-Small Grant Program-


Promoting public awareness and education of North Dakota's natural resources.


The Trust is seeking grant proposals to assist in the implementation of our mission, and the education elements identified in our 2023-2027 Strategic Plan, to support “projects which produce educational aspects around the value of prairie landscapes, healthy soils, and grass-based regenerative practices.”

Small grant proposals should address one of the two Statements of Need:

1.         Public awareness and education on the values of wetlands, grasslands, and riparian areas; importance of maintaining soil health and the interconnection with water quality, and the overall health of our natural resources.

2.         Public awareness and education on the importance of North Dakota’s natural resources.


Please see the links below for more information, application instructions & guidelines. Applications can be emailed to


Application Deadline: April 12th, 2023

Final approvals of awarded grants are made at our May board meeting. Applicants will be notified shortly afterward.


Small Grant Program Flyer

Request for Proposals


Application Instructions & Guidelines

Example Agreement

Awardee Guidelines & Reporting Instructions

Reimbursement Request Form

     *MS Word versions available upon request


If you have any questions or would like to request guidance, feel free to contact our office at (701) 223-8501. Thank you and we look forward to seeing your project ideas!