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Public Comment Opportunity on Accessible Playground Grant Applicants-Comments accepted through May 14, 2018

(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks ( is seeking public comment on proposed Accessible Playground Grant applicants. Comments will be accepted through Monday, May 14, 2018 at 5pm.

The Montana Accessible Playgrounds Grant Program was established to help municipalities and school districts throughout the state secure additional grant funding for the development of accessible playgrounds where children of all abilities can learn, play and grow.

Montana State Parks administers the Accessible Playgrounds Grant Program with $100,000 in funds appropriated by the Legislature in 2017. Funds must be matched at a rate of 1 to 1 minimum, with $1 in state funds to $1 or more in other grant funds. A grant award cannot exceed $10,000.

A list of all playground grant applications for consideration is accessible online on the Montana State Parks website at: A copy of each application is also available at the Montana State Parks’ office in Helena.

Public comments must be received by 5pm on Monday, May 14, 2018. Comments may be submitted online at and click “Public Notice/Submit Comments”. Or by email to Or by regular mail to Montana Accessible Playground Grants, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.  

For more information about the Montana Accessible Playgrounds Grant Program contact Tom Reilly at (406) 444-3752 or

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Montana State Parks
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