Funding Opportunties Available for Motorized, Non-Motorized and Diverse Trail Projects

September 22, 2017

Grant Cycle Will Open October 10, 2017


PHOENIX – Arizona State Parks and Trails (ASPT) is offering funding to eligible applicants for motorized, non-motorized, and diverse trail projects. 

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.

Eligible projects could include:

  • Trail development
  • Trail maintenance
  • Pedestrian uses (hiking, running, wheelchair use)
  • ADA/accessibility
  • Bicycling or equestrian use
  • Off-road motorcycling, all-terrain vehicle riding, four-wheel driving, other off-road motorized vehicles
  • OHV law enforcement

Trail etiquette and education (safety and environmental and cultural education)

Applicants must first contact Mickey Rogers, chief of grants and trails, before starting an application. Contact Mickey at 602-542-6942 or by email at [email protected]. All applications must be submitted using ASPT’s new on-line grant system, WebGrants, at www.azparkgrants.com. All grant applications must be submitted by March 1, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

Arizona State Parks and Trails will conduct several workshops throughout Arizona in November and December 2017. Dates, locations and workshop and grant manual updates are available online.

"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 Programs 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]