Missouri-Madison River Fund Grant Program

We're proud to be a part of this grant program, a public-private partnership formed to help address the ongoing needs for public recreation in the Missouri-Madison Project Area.

The Missouri-Madison River Fund Grant Program, implemented through the Missouri-Madison Comprehensive Recreation Plan, addresses ongoing needs for public recreation in the Missouri-Madison Project Area. Created as a public-private partnership among local government, state and federal agencies, and licensee of the Project 2188 Hydroelectric Project, River Fund grants and NorthWestern Energy matching funds are awarded annually for qualifying projects.

 

Missouri-Madison River Fund Grant Application Form

Fiscal Year 2023

The Fiscal Year 2023 River Fund grant application materials will be available for download in May 2022 . Completed applications are due in fall 2022. Project applications will then be scored and ranked by Regional Working Group members, and the final ranked list of projects will be forwarded to the River Fund Board for consideration of FY2023 funding at their annual meeting in December 2022.

FY2021 Missouri-Madison River Fund Awards
Project Name River Fund Award NorthWestern Energy Match Award Agency and Partner Contributions Total Project Cost
Fort Benton Canoe Camp vault toilet replacement $      9,804  $             3,268  $        13,073  $  26,145
Hebgen Dam Day Use site upgrades $    40,400  $             4,000  $          8,000  $  52,400
Clark's Bay, Log Gulch, Holter Lake CG roof replacements $    75,800  $          29,200  $        29,200  $134,200
Warm Spring boat ramp replacement $    73,450  $             2,000  $          8,000  $  83,450
River's Edge Trail River Drive north trail upgrades $ 179,900  $             8,500  $        37,500  $225,900
Madison/Jefferson rivers confluence revegetation $      2,919  $                478  $          1,910  $    5,307
Gates of the Mountains sign improvements $      8,000  $             3,300  $          3,300  $  14,600
Lewis & Clark Interp Center entrance signs $      3,000  $             1,000  $          1,000  $     5,000
Romsett Beach vault toilet $    26,000  $             7,000  $          7,000  $  40,000
Rainbow Point boat launch courtesy dock $    18,000  $             7,500  $          7,500  $  33,000
Total FY2021 Funding Awards $   437,273  $            66,246  $         116,483  $  620,002

Fiscal Year 2022 Submitted Applications

Applications submitted for consideration of funding during the Fiscal Year 2022 cycle of the River Fund Grant Program are available below.  A total of 7 project applications were submitted.

A funding request summary is available here

Missouri-Madison River Fund FAQs

You can find the history of fund recipients on the Cumulative Funding Summary document.
Missouri-Madison River Fund grant applications are reviewed in late fall of each year, with funding awarded in December.
The Fiscal Year 2023 River Fund grant application materials will be available for download in May 2022 . Completed applications are due in fall 2022.

Please review reach out to the contacts listed on the River Fund page.