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Trail Grant Project Administration

Trail grant programs

This page is designed to assist grant recipients in the administration of grants funded through the following programs:

Documentation required prior to grant contract/agreement

Prior to beginning any construction or accruing any costs that are expected for reimbursement as part of a grant, the required documentation must be completed. No grant agreements will be issued until all of the requirements outlined in the grant award letter are completed. The first link below is a sample of the "required documentation checklist" that is sent out with the grant award letter.

DO NOT spend any money on your trail project that you expect to be reimbursed until you have a fully signed contract with the State of Minnesota in front of you!

For the Federal Recreational Trail Program only:

  • The current DBE special provisions are consolidated for both race/gender neutral and numerical goals are at Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) forms
    Required only for federal recreational trail program grantees.
  • MN-DOT archaeological review request form
    This form is to request review for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. This review is only required for trail projects funded through the Federal Recreational Trail Program.


Grant Expenditures and Requests for Reimbursement

Any costs incurred as part of the grant must be in accordance with the approved grant application and contract, outlined in the program manuals as eligible costs (see the specific program web page for the manual), and have been incurred during the period of the grant. Any costs accrued prior to the date of the fully executed contract will not be reimbursable as part of the grant. For specific information regarding reimbursement, please see the reimbursement manuals below.

For the Federal Recreational Trail Program only:


Contact information

Dan Golner, Recreation Program Coordinator, 651-259-5599
[email protected]

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Division of Parks and Trails
500 Lafayette Road, Box 39
Saint Paul, MN 55155