$5 Million Available for Trail Funding

COVID-19 RELIEF RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM

Purpose-The Iowa Transportation Commission approved a one-time, $5 million allocation of funding to partially offset COVID-19 related reductions in the SRT program. The activities eligible for funding under this program can go towards acquisition, construction of new trails, maintenance, resurfacing and restoration of existing recreational trails; development and rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities and trail linkages.

Who can apply? Federal and state agencies as well as local governments are eligible to apply for funding. A non-eligible project sponsor (such as a non-profit organization) may partner with an eligible co-sponsor in applying for funds if the eligible sponsor will administer the project.

How to apply? Please review the Guidance Document for a complete look at the program and what needs to accompany the application form. Applications must be emailed to scott.flagg@iowadot.us before 5:00 pm CST on May 17, 2021. No hardcopies will be accepted. Submit all required application components as separate email attachments in the specified file format where noted in Section 3.2 of the Guidance document.

  • Application Form – Complete Parts A through E including narrative responses to all questions. Submit in Word format.
  • Part F – Certification – Use the checklist to verify you have attached all required items to your email and make sure the certification is signed. Scan and submit in PDF format.
  • There are additional items that will need to be submitted along with the two previous documents, please review both the Application Form and the Guidance Document for those components.

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