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.
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 – OPEN
The OHV grant program is currently accepting applications. The opportunity is open from April 27, 2016 through July 15, 2016 at 4pm.
Applications are classified into two categories:
- 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.
- 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.
- 2016 Grant Proposals ( 36 KB)
The Montana OHV grant program uses an online application process. All applicants must register as a user and submit their grant applications online at Montana WebGrants.
- See WebGrants Registration Instructions ( 193 KB) for details.
The current funding opportunity, application guidelines, description, scoring criteria and environmental analysis information is available through WebGrants as storefront opportunity 43131 – FWP 2016A Off-Highway Vehicle Program. No registration is required to view this information.
- Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Guidelines ( 196 MB)
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
OHV Program Manager