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									Ohio Department of
Natural Resources
        Division of
   Parks and Recreation
        2045 Morse Road
      Columbus Ohio 43229
 Reimbursement GRANTS
State :
          Clean Ohio Trails Fund (COTF)
          Nature Works

Federal :
          Land & Water
          Conservation Fund (LWCF)

          Recreational Trails Program (RTP)

      http://www.ohiodnr.com/grants.htm
Nature Works

   Created through the Ohio
   Parks & Natural Resources
   Bond Issue
   Overwhelmingly approved
   by Ohio Voters in
   November 1993
                Nature Works
• Eligible Projects:
  – Public Park & Recreation Areas (min. 15 yr lease)
     • Acquisition
     • Development
     • Rehabilitation
     • Engineering design as a part of project – if within 6
       months and with prior approval.
• Eligible Sponsors:
  – All Local Subdivisions of Government
                        Nature Works
• Required Match:
   – Minimum 25%
   – Donated land allowed – if within grant period
   – Donated labor costs are allowed
• Project Size: Varies by County
   – Approximately 1.9 mil per year – 1/3 allocated evenly to each
     Ohio county, remaining 2/3 based on population.

• Perpetuity Requirement:
   • Grant projects must remain in public recreational use
     forever.
• Time to Complete Project: 18 months
• Reimbursement Time: 2-3 weeks
                           LWCF
Land and Water Conservation Fund Act
Passed by Congress in Sept. 1964, effective Jan. 1965.

Funding issued to the state.

The state has discretion over how much funding will be
available for local governments.

Since 1965 Ohio has received over $140 million.

Over ½ of this funding has
been used for local parks projects.
                           LWCF
Eligible Projects:
       Public Park & Recreation Areas:
              Acquisition
              Development (Sponsor must own property)
              Rehabilitation (Sponsor must own property)
              Engineering design as a part of project – if within 6 months

Eligible Sponsors:
       All Local Subdivisions of Government
       Local school boards (with prior approval)

Perpetuity Requirement: Grant projects                           must
remain in public recreational use forever.
                      LWCF
Required Match: 50%
 State grant $ can comprise up to 20% of this 50%.
 Donated land allowed – if within grant period.
 Donated labor costs are allowed

Project Size: Unofficial max. on project awards: $70,000

Time to complete Project: 18 months

Reimbursement Time: 2-3 weeks
                   RTP
Authorized by congress in the Intermodal
Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991.

Reauthorized (again) in 2005 under the Safe,
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient,
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
(SAFETEA-LU)
                   To Date:
10.8 Million in RTP $ Awarded to 158 Projects

                       32.25 Miles of Trail
                        Corridor Acquisition
                       174 Miles of New
                        Trail
                       218 Miles of Trail
                        Maintenance and/or
                        Restoration
                       21 New Trailheads
 24 New Bridges
    (includes major rehabs)
•   12 New Trail Equipment
    Items
•   1 Signage project (mile
    markers)
•   1 Safety / Environmental
    Stewardship Education
    Event.
•   1 Grant Assistance to a
    Trail Patrol
                           RTP
Eligible Projects:
  Trail development
  Land acquisition for a trail (min. 15 yr lease)
  Trail maintenance / restoration / equipment
  Trailhead facilities
  Education - safety & environmental protection (5% limit)
  Engineering/Design - as a part of a trail project – during
     grant period

Eligible Sponsors:
     Political Subdivisions
     State & Federal Agencies
     Non Profit 501 C3s
                      RTP
Required Match: 20%
Project Size: Awards are usually    < $200,000.
              ($150K cap in 2009)

Time to complete project: 18 months
Reimbursement Time: 2-3 weeks
                  Motorized Requirement:
                  Thirty percent of Ohio’s yearly
                  allocation must fund motorized
                  public recreational trails.
   Clean Ohio Trails Fund
November 2000: Voters approved Issue
1, the Clean Ohio Fund.
  •Clean Ohio Trail Fund                     (ODNR)
          The 5th round was recently awarded
  •Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program
                 (Public Works Commission)
  •Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program
                 (Dept. of Agriculture)

  •Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund (Dept. of Development)
    Accomplishments - COTF 4 Rounds
    $ 25 Million Awarded to 97 Projects
 33 Miles of Corridor
    Acquisition
   205 Miles of New
    Trail
   29 New Bridges
    (includes major
    rehabs)
   3 New Trail Tunnels
   3 New Trailheads
  HB 699 Signed on 12/28/06.
• Provides for the continuation of Clean Ohio within
  available bond capacity.

• The funding level remains at $6.25 million per year.

• Funding for the continuation of the program was
  approved in the November 2008 election.
         Clean Ohio Trails Fund
Eligible :
 Land acquisition for a trail (min. 15 yr lease)
 Trail development – making connections!
 Trailhead facilities – if a part of a trail project
 Engineering - design - as a part of a trail project -
      & if within 2 yrs of agreement
Eligible Project Sponsors:
   Political Subdivisions
   Non-Profit 501 C3s
     Clean Ohio Trails Fund

Required Match:
– Minimum 25%
– Donated labor, materials,
  & land are allowed.
Project Size:
– To date, maximum size of project awards: $500,000.
  Reimbursement Time: 2-3 weeks
   Deadline
APPLICATIONS MUST
        BE




       BY
    February 1
Who to contact for more info:
     For NatureWorks and LWCF
         Dameyon M. Shipley
            614-265-6646
    dameyon.shipley@dnr.state.oh.us

For Recreational Trails and Clean Ohio
                 Trails
          D’Juan Hammonds
             614-265-6417
    djuan.hammonds@dnr.state.oh.us
Questions?

								
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