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Training Offered For Recreational Trails And Off-Highway Vehicle Program Grant Applicants
Friday, April 28, 2006
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This news release was archived on Sunday, May 28, 2006

Lone Pine State Park

Trail at Lone Pine State Park.

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.