Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program

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
Source: 
Parks & Trails Fund
Status: 
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2009
Activity Type: 
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected: 
Statewide
Project Details:
2013 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(c) (1) & M.S. 85.535
Appropriation Language 
$7,331,000 the first year and $7,686,000 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.
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$7,686,000
Direct expenses: 
$7,493,850
Administration costs: 
$192,150
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The target is to acquire 295 acres of park land.

The target is to develop or rehabilitate 4 parks.

The target is to develop or create 12.5 miles of new trail.

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 acquire 12.65 miles of trail.
Measurable Outcome(s) 










Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(c) (1) & M.S. 85.535
Appropriation Language 
$7,331,000 the first year and $7,686,000 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.
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$7,331,000
Direct expenses: 
$7,143,350
Administration costs: 
$187,650
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The target is to acquire 348 acres of park land.

The target is to develop or rehabilitate 7 parks.

The target is to develop or create 71.6 miles of new trail.

The target is to restore or improve 65.1 miles of trail.

The target is to acquire 3 miles of trail.

The target is to develop or restore 1 trail-head facility.
Measurable Outcome(s) 










Project Details:
2011 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 3, Sec 2d & M.S. 85.535.
Appropriation Language 
$3,970,000 the first year and $4,900,000 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, $500,000 the first year and $600,000 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.
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$4,777,500
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The target is to acquire 162 acres of park land.

The target is to develop or rehabilitate 6 parks.

The target is to develop or create 10.41 miles of new trail.

The target is to restore or improve 4 miles of trail.

The target is to develop or restore 1 trail bridge/culvert.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
162 acres of park land was acquired.

6 parks were developed or rehabilitated.





Project Details:
2010 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 3, Sec 2d & M.S. 85.535.
Appropriation Language 
$3,970,000 the first year and $4,900,000 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, $500,000 the first year and $600,000 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.
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$3,870,750
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The target is to acquire 166 acres of park land.

The target is to develop or rehabilitate 4 parks.

The target is to develop or create 102.5 miles of new trail.

The target is to restore or improve 0.69 miles of trail.

The target is to develop or restore 1 trail bridge/culvert.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
166 acres of park land was acquired.

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.

Project Manager

Andrew
Korsberg
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul
55155
651-259-5642