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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.

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.

2016 LWCF Grant Cycle - CLOSED

The application deadline has passed. It was Friday, April 15, 2016. The next grant cycle should begin the fall of 2017. Please check back for updated information.

Key Information
Application Forms and Guides

Seth McArthur
Snowmobile Program Manager
(406) 444-3753


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