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RECREATION GRANTS


 

RECREATION GRANTS

Land & Water Conservation Fund

Land & Water Conservation Fund matching grants help local communities provide open spaces and healthy recreation places for Montana families.

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The Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is a federal grants program established by the Land & Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965. LWCF encourages a full partnership between national, state and local governments in planning and funding outdoor recreation projects. 

LWCF has two parts, the "state-side" which funds state and local projects, and the "federal-side" which funds federal land purchases. Montana State Parks administers only the "state-side," the state and local portion of LWCF.

The 2014-2018 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) provides guidance to direct Montana’s state-side apportionment of the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grant program.

Examples of eligible projects include: ball fields, open space acquisitions, public parks, outdoor swimming pools, playgrounds, picnic facilities, walking trails and more.

 

2018 LWCF Grant Cycle - OPEN

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 LWCF grant cycle. Applications must be received by Friday, March 30, 2018 to be eligible.

2018 LWCF Grant Cycle - CLOSED

The application deadline has passed. It was Friday, March 30, 2018. The next grant cycle should begin the fall of 2019. Please check back for updated information.

LWCF Grants
Key Information
Application Forms and Guides
Contact

Seth McArthur
Snowmobile Program Manager
(406) 444-3753
smcarthur@mt.gov

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