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 2024
The Fiscal Year 2024 River Fund grant application materials will be available in May 2023.
River Fund Grants since 2007 through 2022
|FY2022 Missouri-Madison River Fund Awards|
|Project Name||River Fund Award||NorthWestern Energy Match Award||Agency and Partner Contributions||Total Project Cost|
|Madison River Developed Recreation Site Maintenance||$ 20,109||$ 5,891||$ 12,600||$ 38,600|
|Rainbow/Lewis & Clark Overlooks parking lot rehab||$ 144,695||$ 20,540||$ 24,965||$ 190,200|
|North Bank Stabilization, Phase 2||$ 30,00||$ 30,000||$ 414,944||$ 474,944|
|Black Sandy State Park bank stabilization||$ 22,260||$ 8,740||$ 8,740||$ 39,740|
|Rainbow Trailhead Parking Area spring mitigation||$ 20,739||$ 8,936||$ 13,361||$ 43,036|
|Missouri Headwaters State Park tree trimming||$ 10,330||$ 430||$ 1,720||$ 12,480|
|Total FY2022 Funding Awards||$ 248,133||$ 74,537||$ 476,330||$ 799,000|
Fiscal Year 2023 Submitted Applications
Applications submitted for consideration of funding during the Fiscal Year 2023 cycle of the River Fund Grant Program are available below. A total of 10 project applications were submitted.
A funding request summary is available here.
Missouri-Madison River Fund FAQs
Who has received River Fund grants in the past?
When are River Fund grants reviewed?
How can we apply for a River Fund grant?
How can we find out more information on River Fund, NorthWestern Energy matching funds and qualifying projects?
Please review reach out to the contacts listed on the River Fund page.