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.
Examples of eligible projects include:
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
The 2023 grant application cycle is now open. Funding decisions will be announced in late April 2022. A list of successful grant awards will be posted at that time.
Prospective applicants should review the Application Guidelines for details. Applications are accepted through the WebGrants.
Seth McArthur, Montana Snowmobile and OHV Program Manager