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Trail Stewardship Grants

The MTSGP was authorized by Senate Bill 24 in the 2019 Legislative Session. Funding for the program comes from $1.37 of Montana’s $9.00 light vehicle registration fee. Each cycle, the program targets funding 30% motorized projects, 30% non-motorized projects, and 40% diversified projects (projects serving multiuse trails).

About the Program

Eligible funding areas include:

  • New trail and shared-use path construction;
  • Rehabilitation and maintenance of existing trails and shared-use paths, including grooming of trails for motorized and nonmotorized winter recreation; and
  • Construction and maintenance of trailside and trailhead facilities, including but not limited to bridges, fencing, parking, bathrooms, latrines, picnic shelters, interpretation, trail signs, and trailside weed management.

2021 Grant Application Cycle

The next application cycle will be open November 2 at Noon to February 1 at 3pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications must be submitted through FWP’s online system at

Application Forms and Guidelines


Michelle McNamee
Outdoor Recreation Program Manager
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
PO Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-7642