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Northern Forest Destination Development Initiative Outdoor Recreation Grant

Grants to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine Nonprofits, Agencies,
and Tribes in Eligible Counties for Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure

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Northern Forest Center, Northeastern Vermont Development Association/NEK Collaborative

Deadline Date:

04/07/20 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $50,000 to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine nonprofit organizations, public entities, and Indian Tribes in eligible counties to develop outdoor recreation infrastructure. Funding is intended to support the development, construction, maintenance, and marketing of trails, parks, way-finding, and related outdoor recreation and community infrastructure and amenities in ways that are consistent with community-developed plans and priorities.

Eligible projects will be located in Oxford and Franklin counties, Maine; Coos County, New Hampshire; and Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties, Vermont.

For additional information about eligible activities, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188811

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Estimated Size of Grant:

$10,000 - $50,000

Term of Contract:

Projects must be complete within one year of award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
- Public entities
- Indian Tribes
- Nonprofit entities described in secction 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Ineligible applicants include for-profit entities, LLCs and other entities that are not 501(c). A non-profit identified by a state that does not have a federally recognized 501(c) status is not an eligible applicant.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 5 PM on April 7, 2020.

Applicants must provide a minimum of 20% match in the form of cash and/or in-kind contributions. Projects with committed match at the time of application will be prioritized. Projects with pending match at the time of application will be accepted; however, if selected for an award, all match much be secured within one month.

If your project will use funds from multiple federal sources, including this grant, no more than 80% of the total project cost can be comprised of federal funds.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications to Joe Short at

Vermont applicants should also copy David Snedeker at

Joe Short, Northern Forest Center
603-229-0679 X 104

David Snedeker, Northeastern Vermont Development Association

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine: Oxford and Franklin Counties;   New Hampshire: Coos County;   Vermont: Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties

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