News Release 247

Missouri Trails Advisory Board will meet July 16

Volume 39-247 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JULY 14, 2011 – The Missouri Trails Advisory Board will meet Saturday, July 16, to discuss grants for 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., Jefferson City.

The board will review 28 grant applications for the federal Fiscal Year 2011 grant funding. 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 the status of the Recreational Trails Program funding.

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

For more information about the program, contact Bonnie Higdon at 573-751-3442 or at < a href="mailto:bonnie.higdon@dnr.mo.gov">bonnie.higdon@dnr.mo.gov.

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