Montana Trout Foundation Grant Program
About The Program
The Montana Trout Foundation (MTF) is offering funding for competitive grant proposals and invites applications from individuals or groups. 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 & 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.
There is no minimum or maximum dollar amount for the grant, although the grants paid out typically average between $5000 and $15,000.
David Thompson, President Montana Trout Foundation, P.O. Box 3165, Bozeman, MT 59772