Snowmobile safety enforcement grants 2022 - 2023

Program Purpose:

The 2021 Minnesota Legislature provided $315,000 to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to fund the Snowmobile Safety Enforcement (SSE) Grant Program during the 2022 and 2023 fiscal years, 07/01/2021-06/30/2022 and 07/01/2022-06/30/2023 respectively. Funding is to be used by counties to assist the state in snowmobile safety enforcement activities, including training local staff, holding snowmobile safety classes, and field enforcement activity.

Who May Apply:

  • All Minnesota County Sheriff Offices.

What is the formula?

The formula used to provide financial assistance to counties is based upon:

  1. Public snowmobile trail and right of way riding miles within a county;
  2. Number of snowmobiles registered to residents living within a county
  3. Number of snowmobiles primarily used within a county,
  4. County population;
  5. Accident statistics within each county;
  6. County participation funding divided equally among participating counties.

When is the application deadline?

December 3, 2021

General information:

  • On November 12, 2021, MNDNR will mail all Minnesota County Sheriff Offices a letter of invitation, with the application and estimated grant allocation. At the time of application, a preliminary allocation of funds are calculated. Minnesota Counties apply for funding, for the two-year biennium, with a single, grant application.
  • Thereafter, final allocations are made and distributed, for each fiscal year.
  • Grant contracts are written for the two-year biennium, encumbered, and signed.
  • Reimbursement of grant contract are made in two separate fiscal years. 
  • Grantees submit (1) Payment Request Form and (2) Completion Report and (3) required documentation.
    • Expenses must fall within the respective time-frame to be eligible.
      • 07/01/2021-06/30/2022, and
      • 07/01/2022-06/30/2023.
    • Counties have up to ONE YEAR after the grant year to submit payment/reimbursement.

Who do you contact with any questions?

Preferred Electronic: [email protected]

Phone: (651) 259-5361


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