OHV grant cycle opens Monday
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: December 2, 2018

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will open the application cycle for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Program and the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)Grant Program on Monday, December 3, 2018. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5pm.

The federal Land & Water Conservation Fund Program, established in 1965, encourages a partnership between national, state and local governments in planning and funding outdoor recreation.  Cities, counties, school districts, conservation districts, Indian Nations, and similar entities are eligible to apply. Projects which have been funded in the past include: ball fields, city parks, campgrounds, golf courses, ice-skating rinks, tennis courts, outdoor swimming pools/splash parks, and playground equipment.

The OHV Grant Program is funded by monies appropriated by the State Legislature through 1/8 of 1% of the state gas tax, registration decal fees, and non-resident OHV permit fees. OHV program applicants can include federal, state, county or municipal agencies, private associations and clubs (not individuals).  OHV eligible projects include but are not limited to: OHV trail maintenance, signing, ethics education, noxious weed control adjacent to OHV trails, and route mapping.

Applicants are encouraged to read through all relevant application materials and requirements for updates and changes to the process. For LWCF Program grant applications, visit:http://stateparks.mt.gov/recreation/lwcf.html.

Or contact Seth McArthur at (406) 444-3753 or smcarthur@mt.gov.

General information about the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund is available at:  https://www.nps.gov/subjects/lwcf/index.htm.

OHV Grant applications are available at fundingmt.org. For additional information about the OHV Grant Program visit: http://stateparks.mt.gov/recreation/ohvProgram.html.

Or contact Samantha Erpenbach at (406) 444-5898 or Samantha.erpenbach@mt.gov.

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