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Applications accepted for parks and trails grants

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced a grant opportunity for funding park and trail projects across Minnesota. The Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program and Regional Park Program are soliciting applications. All applications are due Sept. 28.

Eligible projects include acquisition, development, improvement and restoration of park- or trail-related facilities. Projects must be of regional or statewide significance outside the metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota statutes. Counties, cities, and townships are eligible to apply for both programs.

The Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program has $7.49 million available in funding from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, approved by voters in 2008. There is $333,333 available in funding for the Regional Park Grant Program from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.

Program information is available on the DNR website at ( For more information, contact the grants staff listed on the program Web pages.