Grant Opportunities for Land and Water Conservation Fund and Recreational Trails Program

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PRESS RELEASE             

For Immediate Release,

For more information, contact: Jolene Rieck, Chief of Planning & Programs (701) 328-5379

 

Grant Opportunities for Land and Water Conservation Fund and Recreational Trails Program

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD) is now seeking Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and Recreation Trails Program (RTP) grant applications.

 The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is a 50/50 matching grant program administered at the state level by the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department and funded at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS).  The LWCF provides grants for outdoor recreation projects such as ball fields, pools, campgrounds, playgrounds, and land acquisitions for park development.  The North Dakota Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) identifies needs that will be prioritized in the grant process.   The LWCF application is available at https://www.parkrec.nd.gov/business/grants/land-and-water-conservation-fund.  The application cycle is now open and will close on April 1, 2019 at 5:00pm Central Time. 

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is an 80/20 matching grant program that provides funding for both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail projects. The RTP is administered at the state level through the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department with guidance from the Recreational Trails Program Advisory Council (RTPAC), and federally through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 

Applicants may request grant amounts ranging from a minimum of $10,000 up to a maximum of $200,000 and project sponsors must have at least 20% match available at the time of the application.  Eligible projects consist of construction of new recreation trails; restoration of existing trails; development and rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities and trail linkages; purchase and lease of recreational trail construction and maintenance equipment; land acquisition/easements; trail accessibility assessment. 

 The RTP application is available at https://www.parkrec.nd.gov/business/grants/recreation-trails-program.  The application cycle is now open and will close on April 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm Central Time.  

 The mission of North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is to offer a diversity of recreation opportunities and sustainably manage resources.

 

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