Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials recently announced a new round of training for Recreational Trails Program and the Off-Highway Vehicle Program grant applicants. The deadline to apply for these grants is July 1.
RTP and OHV program grants, federal and earmarked funds administered by FWP, go to federal, state, county or municipal agencies, private associations and clubs.
Eligible recreational trails projects include: development of urban trail linkages near homes and work places, construction and maintenance of trails, development of trailside and trailhead facilities, ethics education, interpretive programs and weed control along trails and trailheads.
Eligible OHV project examples include: existing OHV trail maintenance; signing; ethics education; noxious weed control adjacent to OHV trails; enforcement and route mapping.
Applicants are stongly encouraged to attend a grant-writing training session at one of the following dates and locations. Reservations are not necessary.
Great Falls - Tuesday, March 16, 7-9 PM, FWP Headquarters, 4600 Giant Springs Rd.
Kalispell - Thursday, March 18, 7-9 PM, FWP headquarters, 490 North Meridian Rd.
Missoula - Friday, March 19, 7-9 PM, FWP Headquarters, 3201 Spurgin Rd.
Butte - Tuesday, March 23, 7-9 PM, Perkins Restaurant, 2900 Harrison Ave.
Bozeman - Wednesday, March 24, 7-9 PM, FWP Headquarters, 1400 South 19th Ave.
For application information on the Recreational Trails and OHV Program grants, go to the FWP Web site at fwp.mt.gov on the Recreation page under Grants.
For RTP grant information, contact Steve Gilbert at 406-444-7642, or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Beth Shumate at 406-444-4585, or email@example.com.
For OHV grant information, contact Jason White at 406-444-7317, or firstname.lastname@example.org.