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Native yellow sunflowers in a field
March 5, 2019
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Regional and Local Grants

This project is included in Parks & Trails Council’s 2019 Legislative Agenda.

2019 Legislative Summary

Current Bill Funding AmountStatus
$1 million$2 million short of P&TC’s recommendation

2019 Funding Source Sought

Seal of Minnesota
General Obligation Bonds

2019 Bills Introduced

HF 654: Local recreation grants funding provided, and money appropriated.

SF 835: Local recreation and trail connection grants appropriation

Final Language in Law

Final language will be added here if passed.

Proposed Project Overview

Grants for regional and local parks and trails to fund four grant programs that have historically been managed by the MnDNR:

Regional and local grant programs have long been a vital source of funding close-to-home outdoor experiences across Minnesota. Funding for these programs has dwindled in recent years, however, even as demand has grown.

$2 million in funding was received for this project in 2018 through the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. See details on past funding.

Other Investment Projects on P&TC's 2019 Legislative Agenda