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Summer Motorized Trail Pass Grants

The new Summer Motorized Trail Pass Grant Program (SMTP) provides project funding with the goal of enhancing and maintaining OHV recreational opportunities for the benefit of OHV enthusiasts in Montana.

About the Program

The new SMTP Program provides grant funding to OHV Clubs and Organizations for resource maintenance, protection, signage, and the improvement of federally designated motorized trails and riding areas in Montana.  Funding for the grant program comes from revenues from the sale of the OHV Resident Trail Pass.

Montana State Parks administers the SMTP grant program with funds appropriated by the State Legislature, and is assisted in grant allocation by the State Trails Advisory Committee (STAC). The STAC is comprised of citizens throughout Montana who have a vested interest in managing recreation opportunities as a valuable resource. Both user groups and land management agencies are represented on the STAC. This diverse group influences the equitable distribution of grant funding to valuable projects throughout the state.

Eligible Projects include:

  • Signage-Trail Markers
  • Trail Maintenance
  • Trail Improvements
  • Trail Reroutes
  • Mitigation of Motorized Resource Impacts
  • Brushing and Delimbing of Trails
  • Noxious Weed Control on Trail Corridors
  • Club Hired Trail Steward to Clear and Maintain Trails

Application Period

  • The 2021 grant application cycle is now closed and applications are currently under review.
  • Funding decisions will be announced in late April 2021. ‚ÄčA list of successful grant awards will be posted at that time.
  • The next grant application cycle will open in Fall 2021.

2021 Application Grant Overview, Guidelines and Scoring Criteria

Contact

Seth McArthur
Montana Snowmobile Program Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
P.O. Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701
(406) 444-3753
smcarthur@mt.gov