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Grants to Georgia Agencies for the Development
of Trails for Motorized and Nonmotorized Use

Recreational Trails Program

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

LOI Date:

11/01/21

Deadline Date:

03/31/22

Description:

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Grants to Georgia government agencies and commissions to support trail development projects. Applicants must submit a pre-application prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both nonmotorized and motorized recreational trail uses.

The goal of RTP grant funding is to enhance trail opportunities by achieving results that would not otherwise be possible. RTP grants are for projects that are primarily recreational in nature, rather than serving a more utilitarian transportation function. RTP grants fund on-the-ground trail projects for public outdoor recreation.

Eligible projects for nonmotorized trails include pedestrian (hiking, running, walking, and wheelchair access), biking, mountain biking, skating, water trail access, and equestrian riding. For additional information, see: https://gadnr.org/sites/default/files/dnr/RTPManualNonmotorizedApril2021.pdf#page=6

Project proposals for motorized trails include trails for off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), or other off-road motorized vehicles. For additional information, see: https://gadnr.org/sites/default/files/dnr/RTPManualMotorizedApril2021.pdf#page=6

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198512

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant amount for nonmotorized trails: $200,000

Funding allocation for motorized trails: approximately $1 million. No maximum grant amount has been established.

Term of Contract:

Up to two years

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include qualified local governments, authorized commissions, and state and federal agencies.

Pre-Application Information:

Upcoming Grant Application Timeline:
- September 1, 2021: Pre-application window opens
- November 1, 2021: Pre-application window closes
- February 2022: Successful Pre-applicants invited to start Second-level Applications
- March 31, 2022: Second-level Application period closes
- Fall 2022: Final approval of Projects anticipated

A minimum of a 20% match is required.

State Wildlife Action Plan: https://georgiawildlife.com/WildlifeActionPlan

Contact Information:

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

Pre-application for Nonmotorized Trails: https://webportalapp.com/sp/ga2021rtp

Pre-application for Motorized Trails: https://webportalapp.com/sp/ga2021motorized

If you have any questions or need additional information concerning the RTP workshops, please contact Lauren Turner at (404) 463-1030 or lauren.turner@dnr.ga.gov.

Lindsey Brown, Grants Manager
404.463.1779
lindsey.brown@dnr.ga.gov

Taylor Brown, Grants Chief
404.463.8601
taylor.brown@dnr.ga.gov

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