HELENA, Mont. – Montana State Parks is seeking public comment on recommended funding levels for 2014/2015 Montana Snowmobile Program grant applications.
About $390,000 in grooming grant funding is available for the 2014/2015 winter season. This year, the Montana Snowmobile program received 27 grant applications requesting a total of more than $500,000. All are recommended to be funded at some level.
The grants support snowmobile organizations statewide for grooming, equipment, safety education, and maintenance needs.
The Montana Snowmobile Program grant funding is administered by Montana State Parks and allocated with review and recommendations by the citizen Snowmobile Advisory Committee. The program is funded with a percentage of the state gas tax paid by snowmobile users and snowmobile registration fees, and is completely separate from Montana State Parks funding sources and revenues.
A list of the proposed 2014-2015 snowmobile grant applicants and recommended funding levels is available online. Public comments are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 10. Comments are accepted online here, or go to the website and click on Public Notices on the right task bar. The public can also email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or send comments by regular mail to: Snowmobile Program Grants c/o Montana State Parks, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.
Full grant applications are available for review by request in the Parks Division office at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Headquarters, 1420 East 6th Ave., Helena, Mont. 59620, or call Seth McArthur, Montana Snowmobile Program manager, at 406-444-3753.
From a press release