News Release 027

Applications will be accepted for the federal recreational trails grant program

Volume 39-027 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has begun accepting grant applications from private organizations and municipal, state and federal agencies for the Fiscal Year 2012 grant round of the federal Recreational Trails Program.

The Recreational Trails Program is funded through the Federal Highway Administration as part of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
Eligible project categories include development of new trails, construction, maintenance, and restoration. All grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis; a minimum 20 percent match is required for projects. Applications must be postmarked by May 14.

To assist potential project sponsors with the application process, Department of Natural Resources staff is planning one grant application workshop in Jefferson City in March and will be hosting two webinars in April. Pre-registration for the March workshop is required. The complete schedule of dates and locations will be available at

For more information on the Recreational Trails Program or to request an application, contact the Department of Natural Resources, Missouri State Parks, Grants Management Section, 1659 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101 or call 573-751-3442. The application is available on March 1 for downloading at