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OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) Partnership Grants - Trail Crew Projects

In-Kind Grants to Wyoming Land Management
Agencies for Trail Maintenance, Expansion, and Repair

Agency Type:

State

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Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails - Wyoming State Trails Program

Deadline Date:

12/01/17

Description:

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In-kind grants to Wyoming land-managing agencies to repair, develop, and maintain recreational trails throughout the State during the upcoming field season. Agencies will receive the assistance of a trail crew at no cost. Priority will be given to multi-use trails, and trails that permit at least one category of motorized use.

The following equipment is available for projects: 1-SWECO Trail Dozer equipped with a 4’ wide dozer, ripper, tine rake; ASL, 4’ wide, tracked skid steer type loader, 2- Cat skid loaders with augers, brush hog, and rock breaker, 2- rubber track mini excavators, ten and five-yard dump trucks, Cat IT14 wheeled loader, post hole augers, portable welder, gas powered post pounder, chainsaws, ATV’s, 6X6’s OHV’s and miscellaneous other hand tools. Equipment operators will be provided along with additional crew members to perform handwork. It is important that you explain in your application both the equipment needs and the number of workers required for your project to help us in project selection and for effective scheduling of the overall Trail Crew’(s) time.

Priority will be given to projects that facilitate multiple uses and allow at least one type of motorized use (since funding for this program is derived entirely from motorized users). The Trail Crew is not equipped to work on projects without minimal motorized access to the project area.The Trail Crew is unavailable for projects that are accessible solely by hiking or packing into an area to work for several days from a remote base camp.

Responsibilities of the host land managing agency shall include:

1. Obtain all required NEPA clearance and/or required permits prior project commencement. Public access easements must be current and valid.

2. Submit applications that have been carefully thought out and planned in advance versus projects that require substantial assistance from the State Trails staff when they arrive at the project to “make things up as they go”. The State Trails staff is available for technical assistance, however, this should occur during the project application process rather than when the crew arrives on site to do the work.

3. Stay available for site visits, in a timely manner, when requested during the project selection process and be available for field coordination in advance of the Trail Crew arrival to work on the project.

4. Provide on-the-ground engineering, direction, and coordination for the Trail Crew during the project.

5. Provide materials required for the project. The Trail Crew may be able to provide signing and other miscellaneous materials. Please specify in your application if you are requesting assistance for signing or other materials, along with estimated quantities.

6. If the project involves other labor (agency or volunteer), provide all necessary supervision and coordination to ensure the “other labor” is present when needed to accomplish the project in conjunction with the Trail Crews schedule.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176994

Term of Contract:

The tentative work season for the State Trail Crew will be June through October 1, 2018.

These applications for assistance are approved by the Trails Program Manager and Trails Supervisors based on time constraints and quality of projects. An approved project does not guarantee completion, during application year, due to “Mother Nature”, Trail Crew availability and the number of projects submitted by Land Managing agencies statewide. These grants are awarded yearly and must be reapplied for the next grant cycle if not completed.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Land managing agencies may apply for projects on Wyoming recreational trails.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for assistance will be accepted until December 1, 2017.

Selection of projects for the 2018 Trail Crew season, including tentative priorities, shall be made by March 1, 2018.

Trails Program field staff will attempt to make personal contact and perhaps conduct field visits prior to final project selections.

Contact Information:

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
(307) 332-5036
ron.mckinney@wyo.gov

Louisa Lopez, OHV Grants Manager
(307) 777-6491
louisa.lopez@wyo.gov

Joshua Milek, Trails Office Supervisor
307-335-8229
joshua.milek@wyo.gov

Forrest Kamminga, Regional Trails Supervisor
forrest.kamminga@wyo.gov

Headquarters:
Barrett Building - 4th Floor
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wyoming