Recreational trails grant funds available

Grant deadline is December 1

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Division of State Parks announced today that it is accepting applications for the 2009 round of recreation trail projects during the fall of 2008.

This Federal Highway Administration grant program is administered by Nevada by State Parks. The total amount of available funds for 2009 will be announced this fall. Funding is expected to be more than $900,000.

Federal, state, city and county governments, special governmental districts, organizations and private individuals are potentially eligible for the 80:20 matching grants.

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 per project 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 Trails Training course.

National Environmental Policy Act requirements must be met before submitting a trails grant application.
Please refer to the 2009 grants manual for details. The manual and application packages are available on the Recreational Trails website at http://parks.nv.gov/trails.htm.

Copies are also available upon request by calling  775-684-2775 . The deadline for applications is December 1, 5:00 p.m., at the division’s office located at 901 S. Stewart St., Suite 5005, Carson City, NV 89701-5248. Faxed copies are not accepted.

For any questions, please contact the Recreational Trails Coordinator, Randy Moore at  775-684-2775  or by email at rlmoore@parks.nv.gov

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