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Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grant Program

Grants to Montana Government Agencies and
Organizations to Enhance Off-Road Vehicle Trails

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Montana State Parks

Deadline Date:

02/28/19 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $20,000 to Montana government agencies, trail associations, clubs, friends groups, and grants of up to $16,000 to federal agencies for the management of off-highway vehicle trails. Funding is available for resource maintenance, improvement, and protection projects, as well as safety, ethics, and education activities.

Eligible Projects:
-Safety and ethics projects such as a local club or friend group providing safety and educational training in local schools;
-Providing safety and training materials to the recreating public (brochures, film/video production, posters, signage, educational outreach);
-Trail Steward positions;
-OHV trail improvement projects (trail reroute, bridge crossing, etc.);
-Construction/installation of informational kiosks and other trail signage;
-Noxious weed eradication efforts;
-Or other safety, educational, resource maintenance, protection or improvement projects.

Applicants should be aware that funding adjustments are often made in order to award the most projects in an effort to achieve the greatest benefit State-wide.

Please note that for Federal Trail Steward Grants, OHV grant funds will cover salaries only.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178061

Estimated Size of Grant:

Federal Trail Steward Applications: Maximum funding amount per individual application is $16,000.

Other Applications: Maximum per individual application is $20,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include clubs, friends groups, associations, city, county, federal and state agencies, etc.

Federal agencies submitting applications are strongly encouraged to form partnerships at the local level for their respective projects. Examples might include a local OHV club providing time and labor to combine with a proposed Federal Trail Steward position, or a funding match from a local Chamber of commerce for a signage project on Federal lands.

Friends groups, local Clubs and other entities are likewise encouraged to form partnerships with other user interest groups, Federal agencies, dealerships, etc.

State OHV grant dollars cannot be awarded to a for-profit entity.

Pre-Application Information:

The OHV grant program will be accepting applications from December 3, 2018 through February 28, 2019 at 5pm.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online through WebGrants:

Seth McArthur, Interim OHV Program Manager
(406) 444-3753

Montana State Parks
1420 East 6th Avenue
Helena MT 59620

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