DNR solicits 2018 park and trail grant applications

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division is accepting applications for the following grant programs: outdoor recreation, natural and scenic areas, regional trails, local trail connections and federal recreational trails. 

These grants help local governments throughout the state create partnerships with the DNR to fund projects such as local parks, regional trails and trail connections.

The application due dates are Wednesday, Feb. 28, for the Federal Recreational Trail Grant Program and Friday, March 30, for the other programs. The DNR anticipates that both federal and state funding will be available during 2018 for these programs.

For information about eligible projects and how to apply for a grant, visit the recreation grants page of the DNR website at www.mndnr.gov.

For more information:

  • Contact the grants staff listed online.
  • 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).