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Off-Highway Vehicle Program

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.

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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.

Current OHV Grant Application Cycle – CLOSED

The OHV grant program is not accepting applications at this time. The deadline to apply was February 1, 2017. The next grant cycle begins November 2017.

Current OHV Grant Application Cycle – OPEN

The OHV grant program is accepting applications from November 22, 2016 through February 1, 2017 at 5pm.

Application Information

Applications are classified into two categories:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

How to Apply

All applicants must register as a user and submit their grant applications online at Montana WebGrants.

The current funding opportunity, application guidelines, description, scoring criteria and environmental analysis information is available through WebGrants as storefront opportunity 51573-FWP 2017 Off-Highway Vehicle Program. No registration is required to view this information.

Last Year's Grant Recipients
  • USFS - Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF; Butte Ranger District: Trail Steward - $13,000.00
  • Bureau of Land Management - Butte Field Office: Trail Steward - $13,000.00
  • USFS - Custer Gallatin NF; Bozeman Ranger District: Trail Steward - $12,000.00
  • USFS - Custer Gallatin NF; Hebgen Lake Ranger District: Trail Maintenance - $12,000.00
  • USFS - Bitterroot NF; Darby Ranger District: Trail Steward & Education - $12,000.00
  • USFS - Gallatin NF; Yellowstone Ranger District: Sign Project - $3,000.00
  • Great Falls Trail Bike Riders Association (GFTBRA): Trail Maintenance Tools - Various Locations - $2,797.52
  • Montana Trail Vehicle Riders Association (MTVRA): OHV Program Educational PSA - $15,000.00

Total amount awarded in 2017: $110,000.00


Erin Proctor
OHV Program Manager
(406) 444-7642

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