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Grants to Maine Agencies to Develop, Maintain, and Improve Trails for Recreational Vehicles

ATV Municipal Grant


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Funding Source
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF)
Bureau of Parks and Lands
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Geographic Focus
USA: Maine

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/30/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Maine government agencies to develop, maintain, and improve trails for recreational vehicles. Funding may be used for trail development and improvement costs. Funding is intended to create and preserve trails for all-terrain vehicles. Recipient towns may contract with an individual, an organization, or an ATV club to do the work. Grant requests for main artery trails are encouraged.

Eligible expenses:

Most trail development or improvement costs such as gas, oil, equipment rental, equipment repair, bridge material, or reasonable contract costs, if the work is contracted.

For information on ATV trail design and construction guidelines, see page 5 of the RFP, in Supporting Documents, below. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
A town, city or county must submit the request.

ATV clubs must work through their municipal officials or county officials, who must submit the application.

Capital equipment purchases are not a reimbursable expense: however, reasonable hourly or seasonal rental fees can be charged. Reasonable charges will depend on the type of equipment used and whether operating costs are charged.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline to submit an application is May 30.

The last date to submit a reimbursement request is November 30.

Written permission or written verification of verbal permission from landowners is required. The proposal must also include DEP or LUPC permits where required.

The State provides up to 90% of the cost of an approved project.

This is a reimbursement program. Local money must be spent before state money is made available.

Term of Contract
Municipalities must make a one-year commitment to participate in this program. There is no specific long-range commitment, but continued participation should be considered in the initial planning process. In the event a project calls for considerable development expenditure, the continued operation of the project would be a factor in approval.

Contact Information
Email a pdf copy of your application to
If submitting by mail, it is recommended applicants use certified mail to submit applications to:
ATV Program
Bureau of Parks and Lands
22 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0022
(207) 287-4958

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