Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry - Bureau of Parks and Lands
Grants to Maine nonprofit recreational organizations to maintain and construct trails. Organizations must complete the required registration before submitting an application. Funding is intended for expenses including, but not limited to, removing rocks, stumps, and debris, trail brushing, constructing or repairing bridges, and developing erosion control features such as ditches and water bars. Funding is specifically intended for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) clubs to defray the cost of trail maintenance and construction. Clubs may receive additional funds for expenses related to landowner relations.
Most trail development and or improvement costs are eligible such as:
The trail(s) must aggregate at least 5 miles in length and must be open to the general public for ATV use. Landowners and tenants giving permission to use the land must have been notified the trails are open to the general public for ATV use. The trails must not be part of a system that another grantee has applied for or received a grant under this program.
GrantWatch ID#: 171725
The maximum approved amount under this grant program is staggered based on mileage. You must have a minimum trail length of 5 miles with the approval amounts as follows: $5,000 up to 10 miles; $5,500 for 11 to 20 miles; $6,000 for 21 to 30 miles; $6,500 for 31 to 40; $7,000 for 41 to 50 miles; $7,500 for 51 to 70 miles, $8,500 for over 70 miles.
This year each club is eligible for an additional reimbursement of up to $500 for qualified landowner relations expenses. This $500 is over and above the regular approved grant amount (which is based on trail mileage).
No grants will be approved before the July 1 deadline, but approved grants will cover eligible expenses incurred from January 1 on.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mail applications to:
Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
Bureau of Parks and Lands
Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Office
22 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0022
Additional questions should be directed to:
Brian Bronson, ATV Coordinator
Tel. (207) 287-4958
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