Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program - DNR managed

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,078,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,533,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,686,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,331,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,777,500
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,870,750
Fund Source
Parks & Trails Fund
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2009
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013 Ch. 137 Art. 3 Sec. 3(b)
Appropriation Language

$3533000 the first year and $4078000 the second year are for grants under Minnesota Statutes section 85.535 to acquire develop improve and restore parks and trails of regional or statewide significance outside of the metropolitan area as defined in Minnesota Statutes section 473.121 subdivision 2.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,078,000
Direct expenses
$3,914,880
Administration costs
$163,120
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The target is to develop or rehabilitate five (5) parks., , , The target is to develop or create 7.5 miles of new trail., The target is to acquire 66 acres of park land.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Parks developed or rehabilitated: Grant recipients have up to three (3) years to complete their work. If a project receives federal funding the time period of the grant is extended to equal the availability of the federal funding. Measurable outcomes will be reported once all grants originating from fiscal year 2015 are closed., , , New trail developed or created: Grant recipients have up to 3 years to complete their work. If a project receives federal funding the time period of the grant is extended to equal the availability of the federal funding. Measurable outcomes will be reported once all grants originating from fiscal year 2015 are closed., 66 acres of park land were acquired

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013 Ch. 137 Art. 3 Sec. 3(b)
Appropriation Language

$3533000 the first year and $4078000 the second year are for grants under Minnesota Statutes section 85.535 to acquire develop improve and restore parks and trails of regional or statewide significance outside of the metropolitan area as defined in Minnesota Statutes section 473.121 subdivision 2.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,533,000
Direct expenses
$3,391,680
Administration costs
$141,320
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The target is to develop or rehabilitate 1 parks., The target is to restore or improve 0.25 miles of trail., The target is to acquire 2.85 miles of trail., The target is to acquire 248 acres of park land.

Measurable Outcome(s)

One park was developed or rehabilitated.
, 0.25 miles were restored or improved.
, Miles of trail acquired: Grant recipients have up to 3 years to complete their work. If a project receives federal funding the time period of the grant is extended to equal the availability of the federal funding. Measurable outcomes will be reported once all grants originating from fiscal year 2014 are closed., 248 acres of park land were acquired.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011 First Special Session Ch. 6 Art. 3 Sec. 3(c) (1) & M.S. 85.535
Appropriation Language

$7331000 the first year and $7686000 the second year are for grants under Minnesota Statutes section 85.535 to acquire develop improve and restore parks and trails of regional or statewide significance outside of the metropolitan area as defined in Minnesota Statutes section 473.121 subdivision 2.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,686,000
Direct expenses
$7,493,850
Administration costs
$192,150
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The target is to develop or rehabilitate 4 parks., The target is to restore or improve 6.16 miles of trail., The target is to develop or restore 1 trail bridge/culvert., The target is to develop or create 12.5 miles of new trail., The target is to acquire 295 acres of park land., The target is to acquire 12.65 miles of trail.

Measurable Outcome(s)

4 parks were developed or rehabilitated., 6.16 miles were restored or improved.
, 1 Bridge/culvert was developed or restored., New trail developed or created: Grant recipients have up to 3 years to complete their work. If a project receives federal funding the time period of the grant is extended to equal the availability of the federal funding. Measurable outcomes will be reported once all grants originating from fiscal year 2013 are closed., 296 acres of park land was acquired., Miles of trail acquired: Grant recipients have up to 3 years to complete their work. If a project receives federal funding the time period of the grant is extended to equal the availability of the federal funding. Measurable outcomes will be reported once all grants originating from fiscal year 2013 are closed.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011 First Special Session Ch. 6 Art. 3 Sec. 3(c) (1) & M.S. 85.535
Appropriation Language

$7331000 the first year and $7686000 the second year are for grants under Minnesota Statutes section 85.535 to acquire develop improve and restore parks and trails of regional or statewide significance outside of the metropolitan area as defined in Minnesota Statutes section 473.121 subdivision 2.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,331,000
Direct expenses
$7,143,350
Administration costs
$187,650
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The target is to develop or create 71.6 miles of new trail., The target is to develop or rehabilitate 7 parks., The target is to acquire 348 acres of park land., The target is to restore or improve 65.1 miles of trail., The target is to develop or restore 1 trail-head facility., The target is to acquire 3 miles of trail.

Measurable Outcome(s)

New trail developed or created: Grant recipients have up to 3 years to complete their work. If a project receives federal funding the time period of the grant is extended to equal the availability of the federal funding. Measurable outcomes will be reported once all grants originating from fiscal year 2012 are closed., 7 parks were developed or rehabilitated., 311 acres of park land was acquired., 65.1 miles were restored or improved., 1 trail-head facility was developed or restored., 3 miles of trail was acquired.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L 2009 Ch. 172 Art. 3 Sec 2d & M.S. 85.535.
Appropriation Language

$3970000 the first year and $4900000 the second year are for grants under new Minnesota Statutes section 85.535 to parks and trails recognized as meeting the constitutional requirement of being a park or trail of regional or statewide significance. Grants under this section must be used only for acquisition development restoration and maintenance. Of this amount $500000 the first year and $600000 the second year are for grants for solar energy projects. Up to 2.5 percent of this appropriation may be used for administering the grants.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,777,500
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The target is to acquire 99 acres of park land.
, The target is to restore or improve 4 miles of trail., The target is to develop or create 10.41 miles of new trail., The target is to develop or rehabilitate 6 parks., The target is to develop or restore 1 trail bridge/culvert.

Measurable Outcome(s)

162 acres of park land was acquired., 2.45 miles were restored or improved., New trail developed or created: Grant recipients have up to 3 years to complete their work. If a project receives federal funding the time period of the grant is extended to equal the availability of the federal funding. Measurable outcomes will be reported once all grants originating from fiscal year 2011 are closed., 6 parks were developed or rehabilitated., 1 Bridge/culvert was developed or restored.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L 2009 Ch. 172 Art. 3 Sec 2d & M.S. 85.535.
Appropriation Language

$3970000 the first year and $4900000 the second year are for grants under new Minnesota Statutes section 85.535 to parks and trails recognized as meeting the constitutional requirement of being a park or trail of regional or statewide significance. Grants under this section must be used only for acquisition development restoration and maintenance. Of this amount $500000 the first year and $600000 the second year are for grants for solar energy projects. Up to 2.5 percent of this appropriation may be used for administering the grants.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,870,750
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The target is to develop or restore 1 trail bridge/culvert., The target is to acquire 103 acres of park land., The target is to restore or improve 0.69 miles of trail., The target is to develop or create 102.5 miles of new trail., The target is to develop or rehabilitate 4 parks.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1 Bridge/culvert was developed or restored., 166 acres of park land was acquired., 0.69 miles were restored or improved., 100.7 new trail miles were developed.
, 4 parks were developed or rehabilitated.

Project Overview

To provide grants to local units of government to support parks and trails of regional or statewide significance outside of the seven county metropolitan area. Funding for this grant program is from the Parks and Trails Fund created by the Minnesota Legislature from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment passed by the voters in 2008.

For funding beginning July 1, 2015 or later, please the related program "Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program - GMRPTC managed." (Beginning July 1, 2015 (fiscal year 2016), the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission (GMRPTC) assumed management of these grants. That is, they became 'pass-through' grants with DNR staff providing administrative support to GMRPTC only.)

Project Manager
First Name
Audrey
Last Name
Mularie
Organization Name
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Street Address
500 Lafayette Road
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 259-5549
Email
audrey.mularie@state.mn.us