News Release 673

Missouri Trails Advisory Board will meet Dec. 4

Volume 38-673 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010 

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. DEC. 1, 2010 – The Missouri Trails Advisory Board will meet Saturday, Dec. 4, to discuss the applications for motorized trail grants through the federal Recreational Trails Program. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks office, 1659 East Elm St. in Jefferson City.

The board will review three applications for grants for motorized trails for the federal Fiscal Year 2010 grant cycle. This round of funding, which is approximately $400,000, is limited only to the development of new motorized trails or motorized trail-related construction, maintenance and restoration. The board will make funding recommendations to the Department of Natural Resources based on the application’s suitability under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act:  A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) and other federal guidelines. The board will also discuss and review the 2011 Recreational Trails Program grant application for the FY2011 RTP grant cycle. 

The Recreational Trails Program is a federally funded grant program for trail-related construction, maintenance, restoration and development. In Missouri, the Recreational Trails Program funds are administered by the Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration.