HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced today that 31 trail organizations, communities and various land-managing agencies throughout Montana will receive Montana Trail Stewardship Grant Program (MTSGP) grant awards for their projects in 2023.
Fifty-one MTSGP applications were received this year from a variety of eligible applicants, including federal and state agencies, towns, cities, counties, private clubs and nonprofit organizations.
The MTSGP current awards total approximately $955,000 in state funds. Grants funds are allocated to the highest-scoring projects based upon their relative scores and State Trails Advisory Committee (STAC) recommendations.
FWP administers the MTSGP, a program funded through a portion of Montana’s light motor vehicle registration fee and from the taxation of recreational marijuana. The program provides grant funding for trail and trail-related projects across the state. Eligible projects include development and rehabilitation work on urban, rural and backcountry trails; construction of community trails; and snowmobile and cross-country ski trail maintenance and grooming operations.
A list of the successful 2023 MTSGP grant recipients is available at https://fwp.mt.gov/aboutfwp/grant-programs/trail-stewardship; click on “2023 Grant Application Cycle.”
For more information, contact FWP recreation and trails coordinator Tom Lang, , firstname.lastname@example.org.