From our partners at American Trails:
American Trails is pleased to partner with the U.S. Forest Service in announcing that applications are now being accepted by the Legacy Trails Grant Program through December 15, 2022.
The goal of the program is to support projects that restore, protect, and maintain watersheds on our national forests and grasslands. American Trails is administering this grant program, funded by the U.S. Forest Service through Legacy Roads and Trails Act dollars.
What the program does:
Enables project partners to complete trails projects which improve watershed health, restore aquatic organism passages, preserve access, and decommission unauthorized and previously closed trails.
Nonprofit organizations and non-Federal agencies.
Typical project size:
Small projects may apply for between $5-20K. Large projects may apply for up to $100K.
Minimum 50% match required:
Cash (preferred) or in-kind matches are allowable.
Opens October 6 to December 15, 2022 for the 2023 field season. Funding must be spent within two years.
Our evaluation and selection committee is composed of representatives of a broad spectrum of both motorized and nonmotorized trails user types, and we will be making every effort to distribute funding equitably by Forest Service region and by trail user type.