Program Overview

The Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) is a state-funded program created in 1992. It was established to help solve serious health and safety problems and assist communities with the financing of public facilities projects. The program helps local governments with infrastructure planning as well as constructing or upgrading drinking water systems, wastewater treatment facilities, sanitary or storm sewer systems, solid waste disposal and separation systems, and bridges.

TSEP Infrastructure Planning grants were awarded through House Bill 11 by the 2017 Legislature. Applications for infrastructure planning grants will be accepted on a continuous basis, until there are no more TSEP planning grant funds available.

TSEP Infrastructure Planning grants can be used to fund infrastructure planning documents such as preliminary engineering reports and capital improvements plans. The maximum amount that will be awarded for a TSEP Infrastructure Planning grant is $15,000.

Eligible Projects

Preliminary Engineering Reports for:

  • Drinking water systems
  • Wastewater treatment facilities
  • Sanitary or storm sewer systems
  • Solid waste disposal & separation systems
  • Bridges
  • Comprehensive Capital Improvements Plan

Eligible Applicants

  • Incorporated Cities or Towns
  • Counties
  • Consolidated governments
  • Tribal governments
  • County or multi-county water, sewer, or solid waste districts
  • An authority as defined in 75-6-304, MCA.

2019 Biennium Infrastructure Planning Grant Awards (PDF)

For more information related to who can apply for a TSEP planning grant, please visit the TSEP Application Guidelines

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