Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails - Wyoming State Trails Program
Grants starting at $2,500 to local, state, and federal agencies overseeing the management of recreational trails in Wyoming for trail development, construction, and maintenance. The purpose of this program is to support on-the-ground projects that enhance recreational access for off-road vehicles and snowmobiles.
General examples of what MCP Grants may be used for: snowmobile parking area plowing and trail grooming, avalanche education, trail signing and maintenance, drainage improvement/water control on ORV routes, trail construction or reconstruction, contracted trail work or work done through agency staff, kiosks, trail re-routes, construction of parking and trailheads, bug tree removal along key trail routes, equipment, development of ORV connecting routes and loops, bridges and other facilities, trail materials, staff time during construction, planning and NEPA for motorized related trails and facilities, site-specific plans or updates to existing plans, consultants, professional fees, public meetings, designs, GIS mapping, printing, and easements.
GrantWatch ID#: 176993
The minimum grant award is $2,500. The maximum award is $125,000 per project for MCP Grants unless prior written approval to submit a MCP application for a greater amount has been received from the Trails Program Manager.
The recipient of MCP grants has two years from the date of award to complete the project and three (3) months after the completion of the project to submit final reimbursement.
Motorized Trail Partnership Grants are available to local, state, or federal agencies who meet the following requirements:
1. Is the landowner, or has legal control of, the property on which the project is to be completed;
2. Has identified a need which corresponds to one of the eligible activities;
3. Have the necessary resources available to meet the financial requirements;
4. Has identified a methodology for long-term operation/maintenance of the project;
5. Can assure on-going, continued public motorized trail access; and
6. Have the ability to manage the paperwork associated with the grant project
Ineligible expenses include:
- Grant writing
- Future costs beyond the scope of this grant agreement
- Existing operations
- Interpretive signing
- Agency overhead or fleet costs
- Costs incurred prior to the contract being in place
- Advertising or promotions
- Staff time for administrative paperwork
- Stand-alone planning, engineering and design work for motorized-related trails and facilities; however, up to 10% of any trail development or facility project’s cost may include engineering and design costs
- Fuel and routine operating expenses for loaned Trail Ranger vehicles
- Facilities (shelters, toilets, picnic tables, benches, etc.) located in park settings which are not clearly and solely for the benefit of motorized trail users versus an enhancement for park users
- Landscaping (vegetation or fencing) at trailheads or along motorized trail corridors unless there is a clear utilitarian purpose, such as to provide a screen or buffer between the trail and adjacent landowner concerns
- Applications due December 1
- WSTAC meets in January
- State Announces Grant Awards by February 1
- Agreements Process Started: May 1
- Progress Report deadline: July 1 and Nov 1
- Trail Council Meeting: January
- Final Bills Received by: A month after the work ends
Partnership Grant awards are eligible for 100% State funding and not required to have a match. However, Partnership Grants are competitive and matching dollars may help your project in the ranking and selection process.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Ron McKinney, Trails Program Manager
Louisa Lopez, OHV Grants Manager
For project guidance, contact 307-335-8229 or email:
Josh Milek, Regional Trails Supervisor
Forrest Kamminga, Regional Trails Supervisor,
Barrett Building - 4th Floor
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002