Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program

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
Source: 
Parks & Trails Fund
Status: 
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2009
Activity Type: 
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected: 
Statewide
Project Details:
2015 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2013, Ch. 137, Art. 3, Sec. 3(b)
Appropriation Language 
$3,533,000 the first year and $4,078,000 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: 
$4,078,000
Direct expenses: 
$3,914,880
Administration costs: 
$163,120
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The target is to acquire 66 acres of park land.

The target is to develop or create 7.5 miles of new trail.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
Acres of park land 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 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.
Project Details:
2014 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2013, Ch. 137, Art. 3, Sec. 3(b)
Appropriation Language 
$3,533,000 the first year and $4,078,000 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: 
$3,533,000
Direct expenses: 
$3,391,680
Administration costs: 
$141,320
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The target is to acquire 2.85 miles of trail.

The target is to acquire 248 acres of park land.

The target is to develop or rehabilitate 1 parks.

The target is to restore or improve 0.25 miles of trail.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
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 2015 are closed.

Acres of park land 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.

Parks developed or rehabilitated: 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.

Trails restored or improved: 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.
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) 
296 acres of park land was acquired.

Parks developed or rehabilitated: 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.

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.

Trails restored or improved: 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.

1 Bridge/culvert was developed or restored.

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.
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) 
311 acres of park land was acquired.

7 parks were developed or rehabilitated.

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.

65.1 miles were restored or improved.

3 miles of trail was acquired.

1 trail-head facility was developed or restored.
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.

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.

2.45 miles were restored or improved.

1 Bridge/culvert was developed or restored.
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.

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 2010 are closed.

0.69 miles were restored or improved.

1 Bridge/culvert was developed or restored.

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

Audrey
Mularie
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul
55155
651-259-5549