Trail Stewardship Grant Program Seeks Comment
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on the proposed award of $955,000 in grant funds to 32 applicants through the Montana Trail Stewardship Grant Program in 2023.
In total, FWP received 53 applications requesting $2.6 million in funding.
Applications were submitted by federal and state agencies, tribal governments, towns, cities, counties, recreational clubs and nonprofit organizations. Eligible projects include development and rehabilitation work on urban, rural and backcountry trails; construction of community trails; and snowmobile and cross-country ski trail maintenance and grooming operations.
The 2023 application process was highly competitive with many strong projects proposed throughout the state. FWP staff conducted an internal review of applications. In addition, State Trails Advisory Committee members reviewed applications and met in March to provide feedback on projects and make recommendations to FWP for distribution of the funds.
FWP staff and STAC recommendations have been considered and a list of the proposed grant recipients is available at: fwp.mt.gov/ aboutfwp/grant-programs/ trail-stewardship.
Some projects are proposed to receive full funding while others are proposed to receive partial awards.
Comments will be accepted online at fwp.mt.gov/aboutfwp/ public-comment-opportunities; in writing sent to PO Box 200701 Helena, MT 59620-0701; and by email to TSPGrants@mt.gov.
Comments will be accepted until May 11 at 5 p.m.