Montana FWP Seeks Comment On Grant Applications For 2009 Trails Grants

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Montana FWP Seeks Comment On Grant Applications For 2009 Trails GrantsMontana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on 61 applications competing for about $1 million in grants for trail maintenance and development work.

Montana’s Recreational Trails Program, administered by FWP, provides grants to   cities, counties, state and federal agencies and private associations.  Recreational Trails Program funds can be used for all types of trails including non-motorized, motorized, multiple-use, community, rural and backcountry.  

This year’s   grant applications total nearly $1.6 million in trails work. Grant recipients must cover 20 percent of a project’s costs locally with cash or by volunteer labor, donated materials, equipment and supplies.

The grant applications are available for review at the FWP headquarters in Helena or, for project applications in a specific geographical area, see the nearest FWP regional office.  

Information and a list of the applicants is available on the FWP web site, at on the Recreation page under Grant Programs. Written comments may be sent by Monday, Sept. 15 to: FWP, Parks Division, Recreational Trails Program, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701, or by email to: cblackwood [at] mt [dot] gov   .