The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance is pleased to announce the second round of a trail grant program, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, for the 2018 field season (May 2018 through December 2018). The application period is open March 1 to April 15.
The Trail Stewardship Funding Program will award funds to trails and stewardship organizations for increasing trail maintenance and reducing deferred maintenance (trail backlog) on National Forest System trails. Funding will be available for all types of "terra" trails (summer-use), both motorized and non-motorized uses.
Any current nonprofit organization in good standing with the IRS may apply for this funding. Organizations should have a sponsored volunteer or other agreement with their local Forest Service office for work performed under these grants.
Approximately $400,000 is available during this round of Trail Stewardship Funding for work to be performed from May through December 2018.
The Trail Stewardship Funding application period will run from March 1 to April 15, 2018. Applications should be mailed to TrailGrants@wildernessalliance.org no later than April 15, 2018, to be considered.
Questions about the Trail Stewardship Funding program may be addressed to Randy Welsh, Executive Director, National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance at 801-808-2167 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The National Forest Trails Stewardship Partnership Funding Program is an opportunity for the entire trails community to come together to maintain the amazing trail resource on the National Forests. These grants will encourage an increase in the number of volunteers and general public involved with National Forest trails to help accomplish the Forest Service National Trail Strategy," said Randy Welsh, executive director of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance and manager of this Funding Program.
This program is offered in collaboration with the International Mountain Bicycling Association, American Trails, the American Hiking Society, Back Country Horsemen of America, the Blue Ribbon Coalition, and the American Motorcyclist Association.
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