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April 26, 2011

MADISON -- Municipalities and other eligible entities have until June 15 to submit applications for matching grants for development and maintenance of recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail uses in Wisconsin.

Towns, villages, cities, counties, tribal governing bodies, school districts, state agencies, federal agencies and incorporated organizations are eligible for matching grants up to $45,000 under the Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trails Program. The funds are provided through federal gas excise taxes paid on fuel used by off-highway vehicles. Eligible sponsors may be reimbursed for up to 50 percent of the total project costs.

Eligible projects include:

Projects are ranked in order of funding priority under the following criteria:

  1. Rehabilitation of existing trails.
  2. Trail maintenance.
  3. Trail development.
  4. Trail acquisition.

Eligible sponsors may use these funds in conjunction with the state snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle programs and Nelson Knowles Stewardship Program development projects. For more information, contact a DNR Community Services Specialist.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Parsons - (608) 267-9385

Last Revised: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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