To fund the maintenance and development of recreational trails and trail related facilities.
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
State projects and state/local government partnership projects. A division within the Department of Natural Resources (Department) must always be the applicant.
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.
June 1, 2011
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.
Annual appropriation by the Michigan Legislature