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 2024

The Fiscal Year 2024 River Fund grant application materials will be available in May 2023.

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

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 on the River Fund page. Completed applications are due by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.

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