MGIA Grant Information

In accordance with the Montana Geospatial Information Act  (MGIA), the Montana State Library administers an annual grant program to distribute accumulated funds from the Montana Land Information Account, established by MGIA. Grant applications are evaluated by the State Library and its advisory council, the  Montana Geospatial Information Advisory Council,  and follow the  MGIAC Grant Subcommittee Code of Ethics . Grant criteria are established based on the original intent of the MGIA and the goals and objectives of the annual Montana Land Information Plan.

Please direct all grant program questions to

Awarded Grant Projects:

  • View Awarded Grant Projects: link

MGIA Grant Educational Materials:

Annual Grant Process Timeline*

Grant criteria/application published no later than January 15
Grant application received by the MSL deadline before 5:00pm MST February 15
Grant application revision deadline March 1
Grant applications prioritized for funding by MSL/ MGIAC Grant Subcommittee by May 15
Grants applications funding approval by Montana State Library Commission by May 15
Start of grant year July 1
Quarterly status reports as negotiated
Close of grant year June 30
*This does not apply to Off-Cycle Grants

Eligible Grant Recipients

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

Eligible grant recipients:

  • state agencies
  • local governments/agencies
  • Indian tribal governments or tribal entities