Recreational trails grant funds available

Cycling at sunset. Image courtesy of the Nevada Commission on Tourism.

CARSON CITY, Nev.—The Nevada Division of State Parks announced today that there are federal funds available for recreational trail construction and improvements through the Recreational Trails Program Fund.

Federal, state, city and county governments, special governmental districts, organizations and private individuals are potentially eligible for the 80:20 matching grants offered through the program. This Federal Highway Administration grant program is administered by Nevada’s state parks division. Projects are being solicited for 2008.

Eligible projects include motorized and non-motorized trail projects for new construction, maintenance and trail related facilities. Trail education projects are also eligible. The maximum amount available is $100,000 and the minimum amount awarded to projects is $4,000.

Past projects include the multi-use Jumbo Grade trailhead in Washoe Valley, Tahoe Meadows snowmobile area and interpretive trail, Las Vegas Wash, Bootleg Canyon mountain bike trail in Boulder and the Nevada Trail Training course.

Application packages are available on the Recreational Trails website at http://www.parks.nv.gov/trails.htm.

Hard copies are also available upon request by calling 775-684-2770. The due date for applications is February 29, 2008 by 5:00 p.m. at the division’s office located at 901 S. Stewart St., Ste. 5005, Carson City, NV 89701-5248. Faxed copies are not accepted.

All National Environmental Policy Act requirements must be met before the submitting a trails grant application.

For more information, contact to Cheryl Surface, state trails coordinator, at 775-684-2788.

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