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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 July 1, 2015. The next grant cycle begins in spring 2016.

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.
Application Information

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

You can view application guidelines, description, scoring criteria and environmental analysis information for the current funding opportunity at Montana WebGrants Current Opportunities – FWP 2016 Off-Highway Vehicle Program. No registration is required to view this information.

2016 Grant Recipients
  • Bitterroot National Forest, Darby Ranger District: Trail Steward - $10,000
  • Gallatin National Forest, Yellowstone Ranger District: West Deer Creek Dirtbike Trail Maintenance - $10,000
  • Montana Trail Vehicle Riders Association: On the Right Trail Ethics Education Program - $15,000
  • Gallatin National Forest, Bozeman Ranger District: Trail Steward - $10,000
  • Bureau of Land Management, Butte Field Office: Trail Steward - $10,000
  • Great Falls Trail Bike Riders Association: Trail Safety & Maintenance on the L&C National Forest - $10,000
  • Gallatin National Forest, Hebgen Lake Ranger District: Trail Steward - $10,000

Erin Proctor
OHV Program Manager
(406) 444-7642

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