Iron Belle Trail Grant

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits, Agencies and Authorities for Improvements to State Trail

GrantWatch ID#: 177248
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Michigan Department of Natural Resources


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Grants to Michigan, nonprofits, municipalities and established Trail Authorities to improve the State Trail that stretches from Belle Isle in Detroit to Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula. Areas of focus include trail segments prepared to go into construction in 2016, continued support of the engineering and design and purchase of Iron Belle Trail signage. This is a reimbursement grant program.

Funding criteria:

- All projects will meet Americans with Disabilities Access requirements.
- All projects on the bicycle route will use AASHTO design standards (in certain cases reduced width is allowed. Requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.)
- Applicants will be Local Units of Government or an established Trail Authority or eligible non-profits on the Iron Belle Routes
- Trail segment is on the proposed trail route (map available on request).
- Applicants will have site control (after planning, if route is being determined) and will be the manager of the trail segment that funding is applied for.

18 recipients were awarded in the last round of funding.

In the last round of funding, round two, $350,000 was awarded. Recipients were each awarded amounts up to $30,000 for route planning, engineering, design projects or trail signage along either the Iron Belle Trail's hiking or bicycle routes.

Applicants will be Local Units of Government or an established Trail Authority or eligible non-profits on the Iron Belle Routes.

Eligible scope items: engineering/design assistance, development costs and trail signage.

For information on the last round of funding:,4570,7-153-10365_16839_71459-379264--,00.html
To view the interactive trail map:

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

Return the completed application form in Supporting Documents to:

Melissa Buzzard
If you experience problems with electronic submission please call: 517-284-6082

For more information contact:
Kristen Bennett
Tel: 248-634-9759

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