Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on 60 applications for Recreational Trail Program grants totaling $1.6 million. The applications were submitted by cities, counties, state, and federal agencies, and private associations.
FWP will award $800,000 in grant funds for trails this year. A citizen-based State Trails Advisory Committee provides advice on the grant applications.
Recreational Trails Program funds can be used for all types of trails including non-motorized, motorized, multiple-use, community, rural and backcountry. Grant recipients must provide 20 percent of the cost of funded projects from local sources.
Local funding can include cash or the value of volunteer labor, donated materials, equipment and supplies.
Copies of all applications are available for review at the FWP Headquarters in Helena. FWP regional offices will have copies of grant applications received in that geographical area. Information about applications can also be reviewed on the FWP web page at www.fwp.state.mt.us.
Written comments should be mailed to FWP, State Trails Programs, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT, 59620-0701. E-mail comments should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for comments is Aug. 15.