The Recreational Trails Program, administered by your State Parks Division, will provide $1.4 million for Montana trails over the next two years. These funds can be used for all types of trails including non-motorized, motorized, multiple use, community, rural and back country. Public agencies and private trail clubs are eligible to receive money from this program. Earlier in 2001, FWP provided $714,000 to 41 trail projects. The department also provides advice and assistance with trail design, maintenance and management.
Applications for this years grant programs are due by November 23, 2001. Even though this may not be enough time to prepare an application for this years grants, it is a great time to start planning for next years funds.
For more information on OHV (off highway vehicle) and Recreational Trails Program funds, see FWP's web page at www.fwp.state.mt.us, or call FWP at 444-4585 or 444-7642.