On March 8, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced grants totaling $425,700 to three recipients in Pennsylvania for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails, equipment, and related facilities. The grants are administered through DCNR with funding provided from ATV registration as outlined in Act 97 of 2016.
“Using funds from ATV riders when they register their vehicles, these grants will help improve riding opportunities,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “ATV trails draw visitors and can have a positive economic impact on nearby communities.”
DCNR’s grant program can help buy land; develop plans and surveys; construct and maintain ATV trails; buy equipment; and conduct educational programs relating to ATV use. Grants can fund up to 80% of a project.
DCNR can award grants two times each year to federal and state agencies, municipalities, and profit and nonprofit organizations for trail development on county, municipal, non-profit, and private lands. With a few limited exceptions, all ATVs in Pennsylvania must have a title issued by DCNR. Pennsylvania has around 279,000 registered ATVs.
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The grants are listed by county below.
Armstrong and Lawrence
$154,600 to Mines and Meadows, LLC to prepare a plan to further develop the campground facility at the 870-acre Mines and Meadows ATV park in Lawrence County, and to complete a trail study for the development of a 1,700-acre site in Brady’s Bend Township, Armstrong County.
$185,100 to Athens Township to develop Round Top Park, including rehabilitation of approximately four miles of ATV trails and a trailhead, construction of a pavilion and comfort station, landscaping, and other related site improvements.
Cambria and Indiana
$86,000 to Rock Run Recreation, Inc. to purchase equipment to construct and maintain approximately 140 miles of off-highway vehicle trails and Rock Run Recreation Area.