Arizona State Parks Announces Funding for Motorized Trail Projects Deadline September 10

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Phoenix- Arizona State Parks is offering funding from the state Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Fund for motorized trail projects.  Project sponsors must complete an application package and submit it to Arizona State Parks by Tuesday, September 10, 2014 at 5 p.m.

A workshop to assist interested project sponsors will be held at the Arizona State Parks Board Room, 1300 W. Washington St, Phoenix, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10 a.m.  Project sponsors are encouraged to attend, but it is not required. Reservations are not required. Attendance by teleconference can be arranged upon request.

Eligible project sponsors include governmental entities (cities, towns, counties, tribal governments, state and federal agencies) that have a legal responsibility to provide outdoor recreation related opportunities to the public. A governmental entity may need to secure a signed resolution authorizing the application for a project grant. Organizations, clubs, businesses, and other groups may enter into a cooperative agreement with an eligible project sponsor and participate as a third party.

There is approximately $1 million in the OHV Recreation Fund. Motorized projects may receive up to $300,000 in OHV grant funds without a match. Projects requesting more than the $300,000 must match the grant funds over $300,000 equally up to a maximum of $500,000 in total grant funds.

Grant application manuals and forms are available for download at AZStateParks.com/grants or by contacting Robert Baldwin at (602) 542-7130 or email rbaldwin@azstateparks.gov. The deadline for the completed application package is Tuesday, September 10, 2014 at 5 p.m.

For information about all 27 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703).

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