Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2015 10:02 am
(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (www.stateparks.mt.gov
) announced the opening of the 2016 Off-Highway Vehicle Program (OHV) grant cycle today.Applications will be accepted from Wednesday, April 8, 2015 through 4:00 PM Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
Montana State Parks’ OHV grants provide funding for safety, ethics and education as well as resource maintenance, protection and improvement projects. The Program’s goal is to enhance and maintain OHV recreational opportunities for the benefit of OHV enthusiasts in Montana. This grant program is open to clubs, friends groups, associations and other organizations, as well as qualifying state, county, municipal or federal agencies. Eligible projects could include maintenance of existing OHV trails, trail signage, OHV ethics and education, noxious weed control adjacent to trails, route mapping, educational brochures, videos, etc.
The Off-Highway Vehicle program grants are managed through WebGrants, an online grant management database system that can be accessed at www.fundingmt.org
. The current OHV funding opportunity, application guidelines, description, scoring criteria and other information is available through the WebGrants storefront opportunity “28686 – FWP 2016 Off-Highway Vehicle Program.”
Montana State Parks administers the OHV program with funds appropriated by the State Legislature. These funds come from 1/8 of 1% of the state gas tax, registration decal fees, and non-resident permit fees. The OHV Program relies on partnerships between private clubs and public land management agencies and is assisted in grant decision-making by the Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Committee (OHVAC), which consists of OHV users and land managers.
For more information, contact Erin Proctor, OHV Program Manager for Montana State Parks by phone at (406) 444-7642, or email at EProctor@mt.gov
. You can also visit the OHV Recreation Grant page here: http://stateparks.mt.gov/recreation/ohvGrants.html.