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Funding available to assist in promoting safe ATV operation in Wisconsin

Contact(s): April Dombrowski DNR Recreation Safety and Outdoor Skills Section Chief,  608-852-9456
June 7, 2019 at 2:22:07 pm

MADISON - Organizations interested in assisting the Department of Natural Resources in the recruitment and training of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety instructors and volunteer trail ambassadors may apply for funding through a 2 year program to promote the safe operation of ATVs and UTVs in the state. The program funding is for up to $297,000 for each year

Eligible organizations must provide documentation that they are registered with the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office as non-stock organizations and have an established board of directors. Funding applicants must create and provide a business plan detailing the methods and approaches the organization will use to accomplish a number of requirements that will promote the operation of ATVs and UTVs that is safe and responsible, does not harm the environment and does not conflict with laws, rules and department policies.

Among these requirements are:

Organizations interested in applying for the funds should search the DNR website,, for ATV UTV Enhancement Funding. The deadline for submitting funding applications is 5 p.m., June 28, 2019. DNR expects to issue the fund agreement to the successful applicant no later than July 19, 2019. The fund agreement will be effective as of July 1, 2019.

Last Revised: Friday, June 07, 2019

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