CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada Division of State Parks is seeking pre-applications for the 2013 round of funding for the Recreation Trails Program. Nevada was given approximately $1,064,000 and pre-applications will help gauge the demand.
Federal, state, city, and county governments, special governmental districts, trail organizations and private individuals are potentially eligible for the funds. Eligible projects include motorized and non-motorized trail projects for new construction, maintenance and trail related facilities. Trail education projects are also eligible.
While submitting a pre-application is highly recommended in order to assist in the successful allocation of these funds, it is not required.
Past projects include the multi-use Jumbo Grade trailhead in Washoe Valley, Shoshone Off Highway Vehicle Trail, Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway, and the Blue Tree trail system.
Contact Jenny Scanland, State Trails Administrator, directly for a pre-application and for assistance at 775-684-2787 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Draft Categorical Exclusions should be in place prior to the due date for full applications, so contacting Jenny for assistance is highly recommended.
The 2012 manual is online at http://www.parks.nv.gov/trails with the 2013 manual coming out soon.
The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 24 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada.