MT Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Program

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

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Grant amount: Up to US $20,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 29, 2020 4:00pm PST

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Montana

Location of residency: Montana

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From the sagebrush to high mountain lakes, Montana offers a variety of scenery and trail experiences. You will find great places for family rides as well as technical expert trails for both ATV and dirt bike enthusiasts in Montana.

The Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Program provides project funding with the goal of enhancing and maintaining OHV recreational opportunities for the benefit of OHV enthusiasts in Montana.

The OHV Program provides grant funding for safety, ethics and education as well as resource maintenance, protection and improvement projects.

Montana State Parks administers the OHV grant program with funds appropriated by the State Legislature, and is assisted in grant allocation by the Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Committee (OHVAC). The OHVAC is comprised of citizens throughout Montana who have a vested interest in managing OHV opportunities as a valuable resource. Both user groups and land management agencies are represented on the OHVAC. This diverse group influences the equitable distribution of grant funding to valuable projects throughout the state.

Grant Categories

Montana State Parks' OHV Grant Program Applications are classified into two categories:

OHV Safety, Ethics and Education

Includes projects such as a local club or friend group providing safety & educational training in local schools, providing other safety & training materials to the recreating public (brochures, film/video production, posters, signage, educational outreach), or other similar projects.

Resource Maintenance, Protection and Improvement 

Includes Trail Steward positions, OHV trail improvement projects (trail reroute, bridge crossing, etc.), Construction/installation of informational kiosks and other trail signage, or other projects that do not fall into the OHV Safety, Ethics and Education category. Grant applications in this category are strongly encouraged to include noxious weed eradication efforts

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible applicants include clubs, friends groups, associations, city, county, federal & state agencies, etc.


  • State OHV grant dollars cannot be awarded to a for-profit entity.