Friday, April 28, 2006
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Trails Programs staff will provide two-hour training sessions to assist those applying for Recreational Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Program grants. The grant application deadline for the next funding cycle is July 1.
The Recreational Trails Program has $1.1 million in grant funds for development, rehabilitation and maintenance of trails in cities, rural areas and backcountry and for non-motorized and motorized trails. The maximum grant available is $35,000.
The Off-Highway Vehicle Program has $200,000 in grant funds for trail rehabilitation and maintenance of trails open to off-highway vehicles and for OHV safety and ethics education and information. Most grants in this program range from $10,000 - $25,000.
To learn how to successfully apply for these funds, applicants may attend one of the following two-hour training sessions:
May 2: Lewistown, Community Center, 7 p.m.
May 3: Bozeman, FWP Region 3 Headquarters, 1400 South 19th Ave., 7 p.m.
May 3: Great Falls, FWP Region 4 Headquarters, Giant Springs State Park, 7 p.m.
May 9: Billings, FWP Region 5 Headquarters, Lake Elmo State Park, 7 p.m.
May 9: Butte, Butte Ranger District, 1820 Meadowlark, 7 p.m.
May 11: Missoula, FWP Region 2 Headquarters, 3201 Spurgin Rd, 7 p.m.
For information call FWP: 444-4585, or email: Bob Walker.