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OPEN GRANT CYCLES

Documents for the 2018/19 Grant Cycle

  • Grant Timeline PDF

Motorized and Non-Motorized Programs

  • Grants Manual PDF
  • "How-to" guide for completing a grant application (with screenshots). PDF
  • Map and photo examples PDF

Land and Water Conservation Fund

  • Grants Manual PDF

Safety and Environmental Education (SEE)

Available throughout the year.

SEE was developed to promote safety and environmental protection.  
  • Development and operation of trail safety education programs/ trail-related environmental education programs.
  • Motorized and non-motorized projects
  • 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. 
  • $10,000 maximum request.

OHV Supplemental Program 

Applications may submitted throughout the year.

  1.   OHV Mitigation & Emergency Repairs Grant
    • Repairs to trail due to weather related events/vandalism
  2.   OHV Small Grants
    • Contracted trail teams to develop/maintain OHV routes/trails
  3.   OHV Law Enforcement Grant (approved quarterly)
    • Law Enforcement/education patrols; Law Enforcement grants are approved on a quarterly basis

Motorized and Non-Motorized Trail Projects

Cycle opens October 10, 2018

  • Available Funds: Approximately 2 million dollars will be available to award selected projects.

  • Eligible Applicants: Include non-profits, governmental entities: cities, towns, counties, tribal governments, state and federal agencies.  Organizations and clubs may enter into a cooperative agreement with an eligible applicant, (e.g. forest land manager). 

  • Eligible Projects: Funding can be used for projects such as trail development, trail maintenance, pedestrian uses (hiking, running, ADA-accessibility improvements-trails, signs, education), bicycling, equestrian, off-road motorcycling, all-terrain vehicle riding, four-wheel driving, or using other off-road motorized vehicles. 
  • Grants Due: March 1, 2019

  • Workshops

    MOTORIZED AND NON-MOTORIZED GRANT WORKSHOPS

    Workshop

    Date

    Time

    Location

    Phoenix

    October 23, 2018

    10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.

    AZ State Parks & Trails Central Office:

    23751 N 23rd Ave, Ste 190, Phoenix, AZ 85085

    Flagstaff

    October 26, 2018

     

    10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.

    Nacent Business Center:

    2225 N Gemini Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

    Tucson

    November 13, 2018

    9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.

    Saguaro National Park East - NPS Desert Research/ Learning Center:

    12661 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85748

    Pinetop

    December 5, 2018

    10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.

    Game & Fish:

 Web Meeting Details

Can’t attend the workshops in person? Attend the grant workshops online or through the phone using WebEx.

1. Motorized and Non-Motorized Grant Workshop – Phoenix


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 10:00 am Mountain Standard Time (GMT-07:00) | 4 hours


Click Here for meeting link.

View Powerpoint Presentation


Meeting number: 803 445 939
Meeting password: ASPTGrants


Audio connection:
+1-240-454-0879 USA Toll
Access code: 803 445 939


2. Motorized and Non-Motorized Grant Workshop – Flagstaff


Friday, October 26, 2018 | 10:00 am Mountain Standard Time (GMT-07:00) | 4 hours


Click Here for meeting link

View Powerpoint Presentation


Meeting number: 806 323 072
Meeting password: ASPTGrants


Audio connection:
+1-240-454-0879 USA Toll
Access code: 806 323 072


3. Motorized and Non-Motorized Grant Workshop – Tucson


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 9:00 am Mountain Standard Time (GMT-07:00) | 5 hours


Click Here for meeting link.

View Powerpoint Presentation

Meeting number: 807 088 402
Meeting password: ASPTGrants


Audio connection:
+1-240-454-0879 USA Toll
Access code: 807 088 402


4. Motorized and Non-Motorized Grant Workshop – Pinetop


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | 10:00 am Mountain Standard Time (GMT-07:00)


Click Here for meeting link.

View Powerpoint Presentation


Meeting number: 800 742 690
Meeting password: ASPTGrants


Audio connection:
+1-240-454-0879 USA Toll
Access code: 800 742 690


Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

Cycle opens October 10, 2018

  • Available Funds: $200,000
  • Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants include governmental entities (cities, towns, counties, tribal governments, state and federal agencies). Non-profits and clubs are not eligible for the LWCF.

  • Eligible Projects: Funding can be used for outdoor recreation facilities; ADA/accessibility upgrades; acquisition of park lands; baseball & soccer fields, bike parks, pools, playground equipment.

  • Grants Due: February 1, 2019

  • Workshop: 

    Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Workshop

    Workshop

    Date

    Time

    Location

    Phoenix

    October 18, 2018

    10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

    AZ State Parks & Trails Central Office:

    23751 N 23rd Ave, Ste 190, Phoenix, AZ 85085

Web Meeting Details

Can’t attend the workshops in person? Attend the grant workshops online or through the phone using WebX.


1. Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant Workshop - Phoenix

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 10:00 am Mountain Standard Time (GMT-07:00)


Click Here for meeting link.

View Powerpoint Presentation


Meeting number: 801 304 101
Meeting password: LWCF


Audio connection:
+1-240-454-0879 USA Toll
Access code: 801 304 101

Building Accessible Trails for People with Disabilities

If your agency is considering building accessible trails, outdoor recreation facilities and or educational-related projects our grant programs will help you reach that goal. Here is an example of the type of accessibility projects to consider:

How to increase Outdoor Recreation Opportunities for People with Disabilities.

Project examples

LWCF

1) Build a fully accessible park.

2) Accessible Playground 

3) Accessibility upgrades at a current park

4) Acquisition of park lands

5) Accessible swimming pools, pool lifts, other equipment. 

6) Water accessibility 

7) Adaptive Equipment (Water sports-Kayaking; skiing, hiking, biking, etc…)

 

Trails

1) Build an accessible trail system, maintain or convert to ADA. 

2) Develop multi-sensory interpretive trails (i.e. Braille Nature Trail) 

3) Improve trailhead facilities (parking lots, bathrooms

4) Production and or purchase of trail related educational materials and guided hikes for those with vision or hearing disabilities -information displays, in print, electronic, video, audio, interactive computer displays, brochures and pamphlets

 

Follow these links for great ideas on the different type of ADA projects your agency could do:

1. https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/accessibility/accessible-projects-and-partners/accessible-trails-project

2. http://www.braillenaturetrail.com/

3. http://www.naturefortheblind.com/what-is-a-braille-trail 

4. https://www.americantrails.org/resources/faq-what-are-the-guidelines-for-constructing-an-ada-compliant-remote-access-trail-path-in-national-forests   

 

If your agency is considering developing an ADA project using grant funds please contact:

Sean Hammond, ADA and Site Steward Program Coordinator: [email protected]; 602-542-7130. 

All applicants must first contact Mickey Rogers, ASPT Chief of Grants and Trails, to discuss their project before starting an application. Contact Mickey: 602-542-6942; email: [email protected]. Please do not “start an application” until approval is provided.

All Grant applications will be submitted online using the new online grants system WebGrants at www.azparkgrants.com. If you are not registered in WebGrants please go to website, click “Register Here,” complete basic profile. For any WebGrants-related questions please contact Sean at 602-542-7130.

For more information, read the press release HERE.



 

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