Grant Details

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Federal Recreational Trail

Dan Golner, Grants Specialist Coordinator
Division of Parks and Trails
500 Lafayette Road, Box 39
Saint Paul, MN 55155
  • Z Archive February
  • Minnesota
Maximum Grant Amount
February 26, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications to the Federal Recreational Trail Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage the maintenance and development of motorized, non-motorized, and diversified trails by providing funding assistance.

Eligible Projects
Motorized and non-motorized trail projects; maintenance/restoration of existing recreational trails; development/ rehabilitation of recreational trail linkages, including trail side and trail head facilities; environmental awareness and safety education programs relating to the use of recreational trails; and redesign/relocation of trails to benefit/minimize the impact to the natural environment.

The Minnesota Recreational Trail Users Association annually prioritizes funding categories prior to the solicitation process. Projects that involve urban youth corps workers such as the Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa will be given special consideration. 

Eligible Applicants
All projects must be sponsored by a unit of government, preferably in cooperation with a local trail organization.

Grant Amount
A 25% cash or in-kind match for eligible elements of the project proposal is required. Costs must be incurred and paid for before reimbursement. Neither this funding source nor the cash match may be used to meet existing payroll; only contract services, materials and supplies are reimbursable. Federal funds can in some cases be used as match for this program.

Equipment purchases at or above $75,000 require a 50% match, and those purchases below $75,000 require a 25% match.

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 4/17/2021

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