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    NDPRD Recreation Trails Program FY21 Grant Application: Due May 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM

    The Recreational Trails Program is an 80/20 matching grant program that provides funding for both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail projects. Examples of eligible projects include construction of new recreation trails, restoration of existing trails, development and rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities and trail linkages, purchase and lease of equipment for recreational trail construction and maintenance, land acquisition/easements and assessments on trail accessibility.

    The RTP is administered at the state level through the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD), and federally through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Applicants may request grant amounts ranging from a minimum of $10,000 up to a maximum of $200,000.

    Part 1. APPLICANT INFORMATION Applicant Type:

    Applicant Legal Name:

    Employer/Taxpayer Identification Number (EIN/TIN):

    Organizational DUNS:

    Street Address:

    Mailing Address:



    Zip + 4:


    Name and contact information of person to be contacted on matters involving this application: First Name: Last Name: Title: Organization: Telephone: Email: Reimbursement Contact Information: First Name: Last Name: Title: Organization: Mailing Address: City: State: Zip + 4: Telephone: Email: Is the applicant Title VI Compliant? *

     Yes  No

    If yes, please attach evidence of compliance (ex. Weblink):

    * All Project Sponsors must have an established Title VI Program in order to receive RTP funding. If a Project Sponsor does not have an established Title VI Program at the time of application, one may be established in the months following application submission and the Sponsor can still be eligible for RTP funding. In order to

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    establish a Title VI Program, find more information by clicking on the Title VI tab at NDPRD’s website at Once the Project Sponsor has established a Title VI Program, a completed manual must be submitted to NDPRD. After NDPRD approves the program, a Grant Award Agreement can be issued. Part 2. PROJECT INFORMATION Title of Applicant’s Project:

    Description of Project (200 words or less):

    Estimated Start Date: *Recipients have 18 months to complete the project.

    Estimated End Date:

    Project Address (if available):

    Project City/Town:


    Latitude (degrees, minutes, seconds): Ex. 46d78m56.9s

    Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds): Ex. 100d62m21.7s

    Describe the project location: Example: New trail in ABC Park starting at 5th Street for a distance of 300 feet to the intersection of 6th Street and Avenue D. Includes the Avenue D crosswalk and then runs for 2300 feet to Harold’s Drainage trailhead.

    Part 3. Based on the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), please identify the following:

    Region Primary  Secondary  Tertiary 

    Part 3. SCOPE OF PROJECT (check all that apply)  Construction of New

    Trails Number of Miles

     Trail Accessibility Assessment

     Rehabilitation of Trailhead Facilities & Linkages

     Restoration of Existing Trails

    Number of Miles

     Safety & Environmental Education

     Land Acquisition & Easements

     Trail Extension *How long is your trail currently?

    Number of Miles Extension

     Equipment Development

     Purchase & Lease of Recreational Trail Construction & Maintenance

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    3a. CHECK ALL USES OF PROJECT IMPACTS  Walking/Hiking  Cross-country Skiing  Off-highway Vehicles  Bicycling/Mountain Biking/Fat Tire Biking  In-line Skating  Water Trails

     Equestrian  Snowmobiling 


    3b. LAND OWNERSHIP WHERE GRANT FUNDS ARE APPLIED  Federal  State  Local  Tribal  Private

    Who holds the title to the project land(s)?

    Who will own the title & insure equipment purchase?

    Does the project fall within a federal highway right-of-way?

     Yes  No

    Does your project take place within the jurisdiction of one of the three Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO): Bismarck-Mandan, Fargo, or Grand Forks? If yes, which one?  Bismarck-Mandan  Fargo  Grand Forks  Not in a MPO

    If yes, has your project received approval from the MPO?  Yes (provide documentation)

     No

    3c. ACCESSIBILITY *All RTP projects must meet accessibility guidelines in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Architectural Barriers Act, PROWAG or the Outdoor Accessibility Guidelines. For more information refer to the U.S. Access Board at https://www.access- Indicate which guidelines and standards will apply and the project elements affected by the compliance: (i.e. vault toilet, running slope, parking area, signage, etc.)

    Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards

     Yes  No Project elements affected:

    Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG)

     Yes  No Project elements affected:

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards (2010)

     Yes  No Project elements affected:

    Forest Service Trail Accessibility Guidelines (FSTAG)

     Yes  No Project elements affected:

    Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines (FSORAG)

     Yes  No Project elements affected:

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    Part 4. BUDGET NARRATIVE The Recreational Trails Program is an 80% reimbursement program that requires a minimum of 20% of matching funds. Additional consideration is not given for over-matched grant requests. 4a. BUDGET INFORMATION Cost Classification a. Total Cost b. Cost Not Allowable c. Total Allowable Costs

    (a-b) Administrative and legal expenses Land, structures, rights-of-way, appraisals, etc. Relocation expenses and payments Architectural and engineering fees Project inspection fees Site work Demolition and removal Construction Equipment Miscellaneous SUBTOTAL $ $ $ Add Contingency (typ. 10-20%) $ TOTAL PROJECT COSTS $

    4b. FEDERAL FUNDING (GRANT REQUEST) Example: Constructing a new trail has total estimated cost of $100,600.00 from Section 4a. To figure out the federal grant request of 80%, the total grant amount requested would be $80,480.00 (ex. $100,600.00 x 0.80 = $80,480.00). The minimum financial match would be $20,120.00 (ex. $100,600.00 x 0.20 = $20,120). The local share may include tax sources, bond funding, cash, force account labor, donated labor, equipment and materials. RTP Federal assistance requested, total allowable project costs (c) multiplied by:

    80% Total grant request:


    4c. SOURCES AND AMOUNTS OF FINANCIAL MATCH Match Source: (Federal, State or Local Funds, Private Funds, Non-Monetary Donation, Other Funds)

    Type of Match: (Cash, Donation or In-Kind)

    Amount ($) Secured? (Yes or No)


    4d. PARTIAL FUNDING FEASIBILITY Would partial funding affect the grant?  Yes  No If yes, briefly explain.

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    Part 5. PROJECT DETAILS 5a. Requirement and Evaluation 1. Provide a brief narrative to understand the scope of the project. Indicate the scope of the project from PART 3. Please explain if the application is for one or more phases of a multi-phase project.

    2. Clearly define the goals for the project (with a delineation of which user groups would benefit from the project).

    3. A statement with costs associated with the project (ex. material/service purchases including hardware, sand/gravel concrete, landscape materials, signs, design/engineering services, contractor services, equipment rates, equipment costs, and land lease payments).

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    4. Evidence of local/area support (council resolutions, minutes of public meetings, letters of support, etc.). Evidence of MPO support must be included if applicable.

    5. Availability/access to 20% match. Matching funds must not be from other federal sources such as Transportation Enhancement (TE) or Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) through the Department of Transportation. A resolution or confirmation letter from the sponsor will be required prior to any award of a grant.

    6. Evidence of applicant capability to carry out project. For development projects, applicant capability to operate, maintain, and protect trail and facilities when completed.

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    7. Site & project quality: Consideration for trail user group(s); location &am

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