DNR seeks applications for OHV grants

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications for grants to support off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail projects and new trail proposals.

Applications for grants to support projects on existing trails are due by Monday, Nov. 30. New trail proposals are accepted throughout the year.

Grant-in-Aid (GIA) funds are available to help develop and maintain recreational trails for use by all-terrain vehicles, off-highway motorcycles and off-road vehicles. First authorized in 1984, the GIA program provides cost-sharing opportunities at the initiative of clubs and other organizations, with the support and participation of local government sponsors.

Organizations can apply for GIA funds through counties, cities or townships. All aspects of OHV trail development and maintenance are eligible for funding, including project administration, site planning, trail improvements, land acquisition for trail development, and trail maintenance. Proposals with a focus on maintaining or improving existing trails and trail systems will be assigned a higher priority.

For grant applications and more information, visit www.mndnr.gov, or contact the DNR Information Center at info.dnr@state.mn.us or 888-646-6367 (8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday).