AZ State Park & Trails announces funding opportunities for motorized trail projects

PHOENIX – Arizona State Parks & Trails is now offering grant funding from the State Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Fund for motorized trail projects throughout Arizona. Applications must be submitted by Sept. 1, by 5 p.m.

Non-profit organizations; governmental entities including cities, towns, counties; tribal governments; and state and federal agencies are all eligible to apply for funding. Organizations and clubs may enter into a cooperative agreement with an eligible applicant (e.g. forest land manager).

Eligible projects include developing off-highway vehicle recreation facilities and infrastructure; establishing and designating motorized trails and routes; law enforcement; trail development; and trail maintenance for the use of off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, four-wheel drive vehicles, or other off-road motorized vehicles.

Before starting an application, all applicants must contact Mickey Rogers, chief of grants and trails at Arizona State Parks & Trails at 602-542-6942 or via email at mrogers@azstateparks.gov.

A grant workshop will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 20, at the Arizona State Parks & Trails Outdoor Recreation Information Center at 23751 N. 23rd Ave., Suite 190 in Phoenix. The workshop will cover all eligible and ineligible activities related to OHV motorized trail projects, cultural clearance requirements, and submitting an application using the on-line system, WebGrants.

To participate in the workshop, RSVP to Mickey Rogers by email at mrogers@azstateparks.gov.The workshop is also available online for those who are unable to attend in person.

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