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 grant and

NorthWestern Energy matching funds are awarded annually for qualifying projects.


Since the first round of project awards for FY2007, the River Fund has provided nearly $4.5 million in grant funding for public recreation.  The licensee has provided more than $1.2 million in matching funds.  These funds, along with agency and partner contributions, have resulted in more than $9 million in public recreation enhancements in the Missouri-Madison corridor.


The Cumulative Funding Summary provides project summaries and funding details for all successful projects under the River Fund through FY2019.


The links below provide access to information related to the River Fund grant program, including FY2020 project applications. The

Application Information page provides access to a summary of FY2020 funding requests along with links to individual project applications. Grant applications are reviewed in late fall of each year, with funding awarded in December. For more information on River Fund, NorthWestern Energy Matching Funds and qualifying projects, see the Missouri-Madison Comprehensive Recreation Plan.