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Seldom Seen
06-20-2006, 02:33 AM
Well almost.

Just read about this and I thought I'd post up to see if anyone else has heard about it.

Seems there is a program where the US Dept. of Trans. will provide matching funds for work done on USFS roads!!! The USFS can't get the money directly, BUT if, say a group gets together and decides to, say close a mud bog, the group can apply to the state to match the money spent, volunteer hours, expenses, etc. The DOT then reimburses the state for the money paid out.

This is all I have found out so far, http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/safetealu/factsheets/fedlands.htm, I'll look into it more. If any one else could do a little looking into it as well, then post up so we can compare notes :cheers:



*EDIT* just found more info http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/safetealu/factsheets/rectrails.htm

Red_Chili
06-20-2006, 07:55 AM
Several groups have leveraged programs like this, though this is the first time I've heard of 'roads' funds. Of these things I have no knowledge, but we certainly absolutely should leverage it. There may be some restrictions due to road ownership if the 'road' in question is a Forest Service road - look into it though!

Seldom Seen
06-20-2006, 02:15 PM
I was getting frustrated with my search last night, so I thought I'd throw it out there. Kind-a figured more people looking, some one would stumble on some thing. Started anew this mourning and with fresh eyes and coffee found this,

Point of contact,

www.parks.state.co.us/default.asp?action=article&contentID=1079&ParkID=98 (http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://www.parks.state.co.us/default.asp?action=article[amp]contentID=1079[amp]ParkID=98)
Lori Collins Malcolm
Recreational Trails Program Manager
13787 South Hwy 85
Littleton CO 80125
303-791-1954 x131, Fax 303-470-0782
lori.malcolm@state.co.us (lori.malcolm@state.co.us)

Tom Metsa, State OHV Program Manager
same address as above
303-791-1954 x132, Fax 303-470-0782
thomas.metsa@state.co.us (thomas.metsa@state.co.us)



Info on how to apply,

http://www.americantrails.org/resources/fedfund/douwesfund05.html