Arizona State Parks Offers Funding Opportunities for Non-Motorized and Motorized (OHV) Trail Projects Grant Deadline March 1, 2016 - Workshops January 20, 21 & 27, 2016

January 12, 2016

 PHOENIX - Arizona State Parks is offering funding from both the federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP) and State Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Fund (OHV).

Eligible Projects: Funding can be used for projects such as trail development and trail maintenance for pedestrian uses (hiking, running, wheelchair use), bicycling, equestrian, off-road motorcycling, all-terrain vehicle riding, four-wheel driving, or using other off-road motorized vehicles. Available Funds: For FY 2016 there will be $1.2 million available from the Recreational Trails Program for both motorized and non-motorized uses and a maximum of $1.42 million from the OHV Recreation Fund.

Project sponsors must complete an application packet and submit it to State Parks by the deadline on Tuesday, March 1st at 5 p.m. Applicants MUST contact the Grants Coordinator Mickey Rogers at (602) 542-6942 or by email mrogers(at)azstateparks.gov as soon as possible but no later than FEBRUARY 10, 2016 to discuss their proposed project and to receive a fillable application packet.

Grant Workshops: Workshops to assist interested applicants will be held in three different locations:

  • January 20, 2016: Phoenix
    BLM National Training Center
    9828 N. 31st Ave
  • January 21, 2016: Flagstaff
    Coconino National Forest
    1824 S. Thompson St.
  • January 27, 2016: Tucson
    El Rio Center
    1390 W. Speedway

Although not mandatory, applicants and or future applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and ADOT staff will also be present and provide information on completing the required cultural and environmental clearances forms. For workshop reservations contact Sean Hammond at 602-542-7130 or email shammond(at)azstateparks.gov. Attendance by teleconference can be arranged upon request.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include governmental entities (cities, towns, counties, tribal governments, state and federal agencies). Organizations, clubs, businesses, and other groups may enter into a cooperative agreement with an eligible applicant, (e.g. forest land manager), and participate as a third party. A grant manual is available to download from the State Parks website.

For information about all 28 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 or (877)-MYPARKS. Campsite reservations can be made online at AZStateParks.com or by calling the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283. Open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. Follow AZStateParks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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