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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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Welcome to the Land & Water Conservation Fund Program, administered by Montana State Parks. This federal grants program was established by the Land & Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 and encourages a full partnership between national, state and local governments in planning and funding outdoor recreation projects. 

The 2014-2018 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) provides guidance to direct Montana’s stateside 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.

2016 LWCF Grant Cycle - OPEN

We are now accepting applications for the 2016 LWCF grant cycle. Applications must be received by Friday, April 15, 2016 to be eligible.

2016 LWCF Grant Cycle - CLOSED

The application deadline has passed. It was Friday, April 15, 2016.

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