Grant Programs


Motorized and Non-Motorized Trail Projects


  • Potential applicants must contact Parks by Feb 10th to discuss their project.
  • Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2018 at 5 p.m. 

Eligible Projects: Funding can be used for projects such as trail development and trail maintenance for pedestrian uses (hiking, running, ADA-accessibility improvements), bicycling, equestrian, off-road motorcycling, all-terrain vehicle riding, four-wheel driving, or using other off-road motorized vehicles.  

Eligibility: Governmental entities (cities, towns, counties, tribal governments, state and federal agencies.  Organizations, clubs, and other groups may enter into a cooperative agreement with an eligible applicant, (e.g. forest land manager), and participate as a third party.

Requirement: All applicants must first contact Mickey Rogers, chief of Grants and Trails, to discuss their project before starting an application. Contact Mickey Rogers: 602-542-6942; email: [email protected] 

All grant applications will be submitted on-line using the new on-line grants system WebGrants

Funds for Accessibility-Related Trail Projects: 

We are encouraging all land managers to consider applying for funds to improve accessibility opportunities for people with disabilities/limited mobility.

  • Build an accessible trail. If you don’t have a trail that is accessible at your park these funds could change that. 
  • Fix, modify a current trail that with some funding could be converted to an accessible trail.
  • Signage 
  • Improve trailhead facilities (parking lots, bathrooms as they pertain to trails). 
  • Education activities as it pertains to trails. 
  • Production and or purchase of trail related educational materials and guided hikes for those with vision or hearing disabilities, whether on information displays, in print, electronic, video, audio, interactive computer displays, brochures and pamphlets.

Safety and Environmental Education (SEE)

SEE is a new program and was developed to promote safety and environmental protection related to both motorized and non-motorized projects.  $10,000 maximum request.

  • Development and operation of trail safety education programs/ trail-related environmental education programs.
  • Production of trail related educational materials, whether on information displays, in print, electronic, video, audio, interactive computer displays, brochures and pamphlets.
  • Interpretive panels and costs related to trail interpretation.
  • Provide public with easy access to better and updated information on the accessibility of recreation trails and facilities. 

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