ORV Trail Grants, Deadline May 1

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Parks and Recreation Division recently announced that 2014-15 off-road vehicle (ORV) trail grant applications are now available to public agencies and nonprofit incorporated clubs and organizations.

Applications are available (from the ORV Trail Improvement Fund) for grants to:

  • maintain existing designated state ORV trails, routes and use areas;
  • repair public lands damaged by inappropriate ORV use; and
  • develop new ORV trails, routes and use areas.
  • Grant funds also are available to pay for liability insurance, leases or easements.

“We currently have 33 dedicated trail sponsors that maintain more than 3,700 miles of state-designated ORV trails and routes statewide,” said Steve Kubisiak, DNR ORV program manager. “We depend on these partnerships to maintain the trails, and encourage participation from all user organizations and other public agencies to help us.”

Any public agency or nonprofit incorporated club or organization can obtain an application on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/dnr-grants. Under the Available Grants category select Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Trail Improvement Program, then Forms and Publications. Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2014.

The ORV Trail Improvement Fund is a restricted fund, made possible by using 100 percent of ORV user fees to support the program for trail maintenance and development, resource damage restoration, safety education and law enforcement.

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ORV Trail Grants, Deadline May 1

ORV Trail Grants, Deadline May 1

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that the 2012-13 off-road vehicle (ORV) trail grant applications are available to public agencies and non-profit incorporated clubs and organizations.

Applications are available (from the ORV Trail Improvement Fund) for grants to maintain existing designated state ORV trails, routes and use areas; repair public lands damaged by inappropriate ORV use; and develop new ORV trails, routes and use areas. Grant funds also are available to pay for liability insurance, leases or easements.

“We currently have 30 dedicated trail sponsors that maintain more than 3,600 miles of state-designated ORV trails and routes statewide,” said Steve Kubisiak, DNR recreation and trails program coordinator. “We depend on these partnerships to maintain the trails, and encourage participation from all user organizations and other public agencies to help us maintain Michigan’s great ORV trail system.”

Grant applications are prioritized to address existing trail maintenance and restoration needs on public land. New trail, route and scramble area development proposals will also be considered.

Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2012. The ORV Trail Improvement Fund is a restricted fund, made possible by using 100 percent of ORV user fees, to support the program for trail maintenance and development, resource damage restoration and law enforcement.

ORV Trail Grants, Deadline May 1

ORV Trail Grants, Due May 1

OFF ROAD VEHICLE (ORV) TRAIL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Program Objective(s):
This program provides funding for maintenance of established ORV trails and facilities as part of the designated statewide trail system. It also funds development of new trails and facilities, and restoration of natural resources damaged by ORV use.

Criteria:
Applications for trail, route, or area maintenance and/or development must be for facilities that are open to the public. Applications for damage restoration funds must be for lands in public ownership.

Eligibility:
Government agencies and nonprofit, incorporated clubs and organizations are eligible for these grants. Individuals are not eligible.

Application Process:
1. Grant applications and information on applying for grants are available in early spring.
2. Grant applications with required documents are due to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (Department) by May 1.
3. The Department reviews applications and selects projects to be funded.
4. Grant agreements are issued to sponsors in late winter for the upcoming ORV season.
5. Approved sponsors must return two signed, original project agreements to the Department.
6. A fully executed grant agreement is provided to each sponsor.

Deadline(s):
Grant applications are due May 1 of each year.

Timeline(s):
The time period from grant application to grant award is approximately five months. Grants are issued for an entire fiscal year, October 1 through September 30. Special maintenance
projects may be issued for two fiscal years.

Dollar Amount(s) Available:
Maximum allowable is up to 100 percent of cost, not to exceed the actual grant allocation

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ORV Trail Grants, Due May 1

ORV Trail Grants Available, Due May 1

2010-11 Off-Road Vehicle Trail Grant Applications Available

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment announced today
that the 2010-11 Off Road Vehicle (ORV) trail grant applications are
available to public agencies, and nonprofit incorporated clubs and
organizations.

Applications are available for grants to maintain existing designated
state ORV trails, routes, and use areas; repair public lands damaged by
inappropriate ORV use; and develop new ORV trails, routes, and use
areas. Grant funds also are available to pay for liability insurance,
leases or easements.

“We currently have 28 trail sponsors that maintain more than 3,300
miles of state designated ORV trails and routes statewide,” said Steve
Kubisiak, DNRE Recreation and Trails Program coordinator. “We depend
on these partnerships to maintain the trails, and encourage
participation from all user organizations and other public agencies to
help us maintain Michigan’s great ORV trail system.”
Grant applications are prioritized to address existing trail
maintenance and restoration needs on public land. New trail, route, and
scramble area development proposals will also be considered.

Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2010.

Contact us for more information!

ORV Trail Grants Available, Due May 1

ORV Trail Grants, Due Aug 1

Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Trail Improvement Program

This program provides funding for maintenance of established ORV trails and facilities as part of the designated statewide trail system, development of new trails and facilities, and restoration of natural resources damaged by ORV use.

Applications for trail, route, or area maintenance and/or development must be for facilities that are open to the public. Applications for damage restoration funds must be for lands under public ownership.

Applicant must be a public agency or nonprofit, incorporated club or organization. Individuals are not eligible.

Grant applications are due August 1 of each year.

The time period from grant application to grant award is approximately four months.

Dollar Amount(s) Available:

Maximum allowable is up to 100 percent of cost, not to exceed the actual grant allocation; there is no minimum.

Grant applications are prioritized to address existing trail maintenance and restoration needs on public land. New trail, route and scramble area development proposals also will be considered.

A separate application is available for grants to eligible county sheriff departments to enforce ORV regulations. Counties that have either designated ORV trails or abandoned railroad rights-of-way that are being converted into Michigan Trailways are eligible for law enforcement funding.

Contact your GFA client rep for more information!

Source(s) of Funds:

ORV Trail Improvement Fund.

ORV Trail Grants, Due Aug 1