Groups or individuals interested in constructing or improving a community fishing pond have until Feb. 1 to apply for a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks for Community Pond Program grant.
Applicants must provide at least 30 percent of the total project cost, which can include contributions such as heavy equipment time, construction materials, labor, engineering services, and more. Anyone wishing to sponsor a project may apply. A total of $25,000 in grant funds is available.
Since 2003, the Community Pond Program has funded projects that benefit young anglers and their families by providing locations where individuals of all ages can learn angling skills. Additional information on the Community Pond Program, including a grant application form, is available on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov, then click “Community Pond Program“.
Applications, which are accepted each year, must be submitted on or before Feb. 1. Applicants are encouraged to work with their local FWP fisheries biologist to plan the project. For more information, call FWP at 406-444-2432.