2019-20 Snowmobile Grants Open For Public Comment

Comments accepted through Aug. 3

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Helena, MT – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on 25 grant applications for Snowmobile Trail Grooming funds for the 2019-20 winter season.

Public comment will be accepted through Saturday, Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. 

The Montana Snowmobile Program, as administered by Montana State Parks, was established in the early 1970s and is an essential component of both motorized and non-motorized winter recreational activities in the state. Montana’s groomed trails provide important access and recreational opportunities for users such as snowmobiles, cross-country skiers, snowboarders, dogsleds, fat-tire bikes and snowshoers. 

Funding is provided annually to 25 local snowmobile clubs which conduct the grooming of more than 4,000 miles of designated snowmobile trails throughout the state. The Montana Snowmobile Program is funded through a percentage of the state gas tax paid by snowmobile users, snowmobile registration fees, non-resident snowmobile temporary use permits and resident groomed trail passes. The program is separate from Montana State Parks funding sources and revenues. There is $410,000 available for the upcoming season.

A list of the proposed 2019-20 winter season snowmobile grooming grant awards is available at stateparks.mt.gov under “Recreation Activities & Grants.” Public comment will be open for 30 days. Comments are accepted through Saturday, Aug. 

To comment online visit stateparks.mt.gov and click on “Public Notices” or by e-mail at snowmobilegrants@mt.gov. Comments may be sent by mail to Montana State Parks, Snowmobile Program, 1420 East 6th Avenue, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.

For more information about the Montana Snowmobile Program visit http://stateparks.mt.gov/recreation/snowmobileProgram.html. Or contact Seth McArthur, Montana Snowmobile Program Manager at (406) 444-3753.

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