Montana FWP Seeks Comment On Off Highway Vehicle Program Grants For 2009

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Montana FWP Seeks Comment On Off Highway Vehicle Program Grants For 2009Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment from individuals, cities, counties, state and federal agencies and private associations on 11 applications for the Montana Off Highway Vehicle Program grant funding.   About $160,000 is available in 2009 for these grants.

FWP manages the annual grant program, administering funds appropriated by the Montana Legislature.  The program funding—derived from one-eighth of one percent of the distributor’s gasoline license tax, registration-decal fees, dealer registration, and nonresident-permit fees—supports OHV law enforcement, a statewide safety and ethics education program, and the OHV grants program.

Examples of eligible grant projects include maintenance of existing OHV trails, signing, ethics education, noxious weed control adjacent to trails, enforcement, and route mapping.

Comments on the grant applications may be made through Monday, Sept. 15 by email to: rpaige [at] mt [dot] gov   or by mail to: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Parks Division, Off Highway Vehicle Program, 1420 East Sixth Ave., P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.

To review a list of the applications for OHV grants, go to the FWP web site at on the Recreation page under Grant Programs.