Recreational Trail Grants, Deadline June 1

Program Objective(s):
To fund the maintenance and development of recreational trails and trail related facilities.

A section of the TART

Criteria:
Projects are evaluated based on the following criteria:
1. Project need and benefit
2. Site/project quality
3. Balance among project types
4. Balance among trail uses
5. Geographic distribution of projects
6. Balance among programs/divisions

Eligibility:
State projects and state/local government partnership projects. A division within the Department of Natural Resources (Department) must always be the applicant.

Application Process:
Internal Department process. Local unit of government sponsored projects can be considered for funding if they contribute to Department program goals and they are located on
Departmental land or linked to a trail on Departmental land. Local unit of government applications will not be considered unless the project is developed as a joint application with a
division/bureau prior to the application deadline. The Departmental division must always be the applicant.

Deadline(s):
June 1, 2011

Timeline(s):
Funds are available on or after October 1

Dollar Amount(s) Available:
No limit on individual projects

Source(s) of Funds:
Federal Department of Transportation-Highway Administration (a portion of the federal gas tax). Administered by the Department.

Authority:
Annual appropriation by the Michigan Legislature

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Recreational Trail Grants, Deadline June 1

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