Arizona State Parks and Trails Announces Several Opportunities for Outdoor Recreation Projects

October 10, 2018

Phoenix – Arizona State Parks and Trails is offering funding for Motorized, Non-Motorized, and Diverse trail projects. Funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for Outdoor Recreational Sites is also available. Both grant cycles open October 10, 2018. 

Motorized/Non-Motorized applications are due March 1, 2019. 

Land and Water Conservation Fund applications are due February 1, 2019. 

Motorized & Non-Motorized Grant Opportunities 

Approximately two million dollars is available to award to selected projects. Funding may be used for trail development and trail maintenance projects for pedestrian uses such as hiking, running, and ADA-accessibility improvements. Acceptable projects also include trail development and maintenance for bicycling, equestrian, off-road motorcycling, all-terrain vehicle riding, four-wheel driving, or use of other off-road motorized vehicles. Eligible applicants include governmental entities (cities, towns, counties, Tribal governments, state and federal agencies) as well as non-profit organizations and clubs.  
       

MOTORIZED AND NON-MOTORIZED GRANT WORKSHOPS

Workshop

Date

Time

Location

Phoenix

October 23, 2018

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

AZ State Parks, Central Office:

23751 N 23rd Ave  - 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:

2878 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop, AZ 85935

 

 

Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

LWCF applicants may request up to $200,000 per project. Funding may be used for outdoor recreation facilities, accessibility upgrades, acquisition of park lands, baseball and soccer fields, bike parks, pools, and playground equipment. 

Eligible applicants include governmental entities (cities, towns, counties, Tribal governments, state and federal agencies). Non-profits and clubs are not eligible for the LWCF.

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, Central Office:

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

 

 

Please R.S.V.P to workshops by contacting Matt Eberhart, State Off-Highway Vehicle Coordinator by phone at (602) 542-2146 or by email at [email protected].

All applicants must contact Mickey Rogers, ASPT Chief of Grants and Trails, to discuss their project before starting an application. Contact Mickey by calling (602) 542-6942 or by email at [email protected].    

To learn more about the Arizona State Parks and Trails Grant Programs, please visit azstateparks.com/grants.

"Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our parks and through our partners."

For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Program and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit azstateparks.com.

 

PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Thompson at (602) 542-1996 - Email: [email protected]