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Hawk in Montana.

FWP offers Montana schools grant funds to visit the Montana WILD Education Center at Spring Meadow Lake State Park in Helena Montana Wild Transportation & Lodging Grants

About the Program

We are now accepting applications for the 2022/23 school year. That funding can be utilized from August 2022 through June of 2023. 


FWP is offering Montana schools (4th-12th grades) grant funds to visit the new Montana WILD - Education Center located at Spring Meadow Lake State Park in Helena, MT. The goal of this grant program is to assist “outlying” schools to come and learn at Montana WILD.

Purpose of the Grant

Montana WILD is a statewide facility. Our goal is to reach 4th-12th grades students statewide and provide them outdoor recreation and conservation education. The legislature helped us in achieving this goal by appropriating funds ($25,000/year) for outlying school districts to visit Montana WILD.


  • MT WILD Grant Program Description 2021-2022 (PDF)

  • Outlying school districts are 50+ miles/one way from MT Wild.

  • Schools can apply for up to $2,500/school for reimbursement of transportation & lodging costs.

  • Schools must be 150+ miles one way from MT Wild to be reimbursed for lodging costs.

Apply for the Grant

Our agency is in the process of switching to a new grant management platform. We do not anticipate that this program will be up and running until July. While in the near future the entire grant process will be done through this digital platform, for the time being you may apply with a paper application. Please complete the application and return it to Corie Rice:

Contact Corie with any questions: 406-444-9941