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Montana Land Information Act Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

The Montana State Library is now accepting applications for the annual Montana Land Information Act (MLIA) Grant Program for the state fiscal year 2023. All applications submitted by 5:00p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 will be considered for funding.

The purpose of the MLIA Grant Program is to assist state agencies, local governments, or Indian tribal governments with geospatial projects that align with the priorities of the Land Information Plan. Applicants are required to read the FY2023 Land Information Plan before to starting the grant application process in order to understand the defined Land Information Priorities for the state of Montana: FY2023 Land Information Plan.

Collaboration is extremely important, and the granting process gives preference to interagency or intergovernmental grant requests whenever multiple state agencies, local governments or agencies, or Indian tribal governments or tribal entities have collaborated to meet a grant priority of the Land Information Plan.

MLIA Grant Projects funded in the previous grant cycle include:

  • Geo-enabling Phillips County Elections by collecting Voting Precinct & Precinct Splits GIS boundary data. The data collected through this project will improve the Montana Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI) Administrative Boundaries Framework.

  • Collecting survey control in Flathead, McCone, & Stillwater Counties to improve the spatial accuracy of the MSDI Cadastral Framework.

  • Increasing accessibility of public records by digitizing historic land records and linking the information to Missoula County’s Cadastral.

For MLIA program questions please email

Eligible Grant Recipients:

The MLIA grant program was established for the purpose of implementing the Montana Land Information Plan -- MCA 90-1-404

  • state agencies

  • local governments/agencies

  • Indian tribal governments or tribal entities

Grant Program Information:

  • Guidelines, Materials, & Application Information

  • Five Steps to Applying for the MLIA Grant

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