Parks & Trails Matching Grants

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The Missoula County Parks and Trails Advisory Board frequently forms partnerships with non-profit organizations to improve and maintain County parks and other public recreation areas. In these partnerships, the Park Board provides planning assistance and funding. In turn, the partner organization matches those funds through a combination of project expenses, in-kind donations and volunteer service hours. 

The program has $50,000 of funding to award annually for projects that provide outstanding public recreation opportunities. There is no limit on the award amount. A minimum 1:1 match is required for all cash expenses. Volunteer hours and in-kind donations of materials and services can be applied as a match against the remaining cash expenses. 

Matching Grant News:

The next call for applications will take place in late August 2018 with a mid-October deadline. Application forms are available for download below if you would like to begin planning your grant project. 

Capital Project Application (Word) - for development of new facilities

Maintenance Project Application(Word) - for maintenance of existing facilities

Please contact the County Parks and Trails program at (406) 258-3458 with any questions.


Past Grant Recipients

 2018

  • Potomac School District (capital) - add wood chip material to playground fall zones, repair bleachers, add gravel to track
  • Swan Valley Museum and Heritage Site (capital) - accessible walking path around site
  • Five Valleys Land Trust (capital) - Rock Creek Confluence finishing work on an all-abilities trail; widening, grade setting, boardwalk construction, shelter and concrete pad
  • Lolo Community Center (capital) - new playground and landscaping
  • Hellgate Lions Park (maintenance) - essential park operation costs; utilities, weed spraying, playground maintenance, concrete sealing

 2017

  • Friends of Missoula - two additional pickleball courts at Fort Missoula
  • Nine Mile Community Center - install a cleanout riser to septic tank, and pump out the tank
  • Bitterroot Trail Preservation Alliance - place and service three (3) port-a-lets along the Missoula to Lolo Trail
  • East Missoula Lions Club - general park maintenance of the East Missoula Lions Park

 

Matching Grants awarded prior to 2017

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Parks and Trails Matching Grant Projects

Updated on 10/18/2016 3:41 PM

Past projects funded in part by Missoula County Parks and Trails Matching Grant awards.