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Montana Grants Available

FY22 Big Sky Film Grant
The Montana Film Office is excited to announce that the Fiscal Year 2022 Big Sky Film Grant (BSFG) is open for submissions and will be awarding $1.5 million dollars in grant funds to selected productions — AND they've extended our deadline to November 29, 2021, midnight, MST. Go to the Big Sky Film Grant page at MONTANAFILM.COM to learn how to apply.


Montana Main Street Planning and Project Grant
Grants are available for Montana Main Street member communities for revitalization projects that help strengthen and preserve historic downtown commercial districts through economic development, urban revitalization and historic preservation. Applications for Planning & Project Grants for Montana Main Street are due December 9, 2021. If you have questions about potential projects, contact the Community Development Division at 406.841.2770 or DOCCDD@mt.gov. Learn more or start the application here.


WHIP Grant Application Period Opens
Apply now for the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP), a grant funding program administered by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. The purpose of WHIP is to accomplish large-scale restoration of private and publicly owned, high-priority wildlife habitats through noxious weed management. Grant expenditures are limited to herbicide, mechanical, biocontrol, and re-seeding treatments, specifically to restore wildlife habitat functions. Grazing management improvements may also be funded through the program to restore native wildlife habitats and reduce susceptibility to noxious weed invasion. Total available funding is up to $2 million annually. WHIP applications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on December 3, 2021 at https://funding.mt.org. For any questions, contact WHIP coordinator kim.antonich@mt.gov or (406) 444-7291.


ARPA Irrigation Grants
The American Rescue Plan Act Infrastructure Advisory Commission announced $10 million available for eligible projects, with a maximum award amount of $500,000 per project. Applications are due January 14, 2022. Learn more and apply here.


Recreational Trails Program
The RTP is a federally funded grant program and awards about $1.5 million annually. Eligible activities include construction or maintenance of motorized and non-motorized trails or trail-related facilities, purchase of trail equipment, and development of trail education or ethics programs. Applications accepted Jan. 18 – Feb. 28, 2022. Learn more.


Summer Motorized Trail Pass Grant Program
A grant program funded through the creation of the OHV Trail Pass and is expected to award about $153,000 to non-federal entities for the maintenance of OHV trails on public lands. Applications accepted Dec. 15, 2021 – March 31, 2022. Learn more.


Montana Trail Stewardship Grant Program
The MTSGP is a state-funded grant program and is expected to award about $1.35 million for construction or maintenance of motorized and non-motorized trails or trail-related facilities. Applications Accepted Dec. 15, 2021 – Feb. 15, 2022. Learn more.


Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Program
This program provides project funding with the goal of enhancing and maintaining OHV recreational opportunities for the benefit of OHV enthusiasts in Montana. This program is expected to award $230,000 during this cycle. Applications accepted Dec. 15, 2021 – March 31, 2022. Learn more.


Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
The National Endowment for the Humanities offers Preservation Assistance Grants to help small and mid-sized institutions — such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, and town and county records offices — improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials. Application deadline is January 13, 2022. Learn more.