The Montana Trout Foundation is once again interested in reviewing grant applications for the upcoming year.
Keep in mind that, as always, grant proposals are due on or before November 1 of that calendar year. To ensure your request fits our priorities (and therefore qualifies for our grant program), the primary objectives of the MTF are:
1. To preserve and enhance the wild trout resources of Montana by the encouragement, support and funding of scientific research, education, and habitat enhancement projects.
2. To promote relevant educational activities in order to create a better awareness among the general public of the need for and value of the improvement and maintenance of open spaces, of wild trout habitat, and of the natural environment, whether public or private, with emphasis on the preservation of water quality and on the prevention, detection, and correction of water pollution.
This year's grant cycle is intended to promote restoration and enhancement of wild trout habitat. Other funding sources for improving fisheries habitat, such as Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Future Fisheries Improvement Program, are intended for project implementation. An MTF grant can fund initial project assessment, planning, and design that will qualify a project for additional funding through these other sources.
This year's RFP and grant application forms are available below:
Click here to download a pdf of the RFP Form
Click here to download a pdf of the grant application