The Montana Trout Foundation completed review of the grant applications submitted for this year.
While we reviewed many great applications, and would like to able to help everyone achieve our common goals, we made our selections for which to grant based on those we felt were a closest match with our mission cross-referenced with this past year's granting budget. Thanks to everyone who submitted, and we look forward to the results of all of our efforts in the coming years.
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 model, 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.
Examples of last year's RFP and grant application forms are available below. Please reference this site toward the end of the summer for the latest application and deadline information:
Click here to download a pdf of the RFP Form
Click here to download a pdf of the grant application