BLM OR-WA (WO) National Trails System Development


Background: The National Trails System Act of 1968 states in Section 2(c) that "The Congress recognizes the valuable contributions that volunteers and private, nonprofit trail groups have made to the development and maintenance of the Nation's trails. In recognition of these contributions, it is further the purpose of this Act to encourage and assist volunteer citizen involvement in the planning, development, maintenance, and management, where appropriate, of trails." This National Trails System Development financial assistance opportunity facilitates this work, and furthers the purposes of the National Trails System Act "to provide for the ever-increasing outdoor recreation needs of an expanding population and in order to promote the preservation of, public access to, travel within, and enjoyment and appreciation of the open-air, outdoor areas and historic resources of the Nation." (Section 1(a)). Objectives: The project objectives are to facilitate non-profit partner and volunteer involvement in National Trails System acquisition, protection, operation, planning, development, maintenance, and management under the authorities of the National Trails System Act. The anticipated accomplishments include conferences, workshops, events, plans, strategies, media products, and capacity improvement programs, including youth. Public Benefit: Public benefits resulting from this National Trails System opportunity include increased/improved/enhanced: - public awareness, sense of public ownership, and engagement in public lands/trails; - public trail access and use; - human understanding regarding of cultures, cultural diversity, and U.S. history; - public recreational opportunities and experiences, including vicarious experiences; - youth awareness and engagement in healthy outdoor activity, and in the arts, history, and sciences; - public appreciation and enjoyment of the identification, protection, preservation, and monitoring of trail resources, qualities, values, settings, assets, and primary trail uses.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Land Management
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Walter Ullrey, Grants and Agreements Specialist, 503-808-6302
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $1.00 to $35,000.00


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