The purpose of the MLIA Grant Program is to provide development and maintenance of information and services relating to GIS and land information. The annual Montana Land Information Plan establishes the goals and priorities that guide the MLIA Grant Program. State agencies, local governments, Indian tribal governments, and the Montana university system are eligible to apply for grant funding. Preference is given to applicants that demonstrate intergovernmental or interagency partnerships in their grant projects. All information or products created or updated through the MLIA Grant Program must be made publicly available.
Grant applications must be received by the Montana State Library (MSL) by 11:59 p.m. on February 18, 2020. Grant applications then go through a competitive process of review and ranking conducted by a subcommittee of the Montana Land Information Advisory Council. Final grant awards will be approved by the MSL Commission in May 2020. Grants are administered by MSL and are awarded for a period of one year, July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.