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nuclearlemon
03-06-2008, 07:58 AM
the second round will be granted in september to award the excess $700,000, so now's the time to start working on grant requests. the website where the applications are available is http://Parks.state.co.us

click on "programs", then "ohv programs", "grants" and finally "ohv grants".

in the future, there will be over $3 million available and the regular grant season is from sept 1st with applications due dec1.

gene king really wants the ohv community to use up ALL of this money and says this is our way of letting gov't know that we are here and we care.

gene will gladly help anyone with their grants. here's his email Gene@bigbluetoy.com. i also have his phone number, pm me if you need it.

Red_Chili
03-06-2008, 09:59 AM
Good place to post up ideas of where to use the grant money!
LHC comes to mind, but that is the domain of Trail Ridge Runners.

timmbuck2
03-06-2008, 10:27 AM
Good place to post up ideas of where to use the grant money!
LHC comes to mind, but that is the domain of Trail Ridge Runners.

Jenny Creek?

Buy GPS units to map trails?

Red_Chili
03-06-2008, 10:30 AM
Been discussed, IIRC Dave was playing a role. Needs a sponsor / leader to make it happen. Would that be.... The TLCA Exec VP? :D

nuclearlemon
03-06-2008, 01:00 PM
any of our adopt a trails...use it to buy lunch. buy supplies like carsonites and sticker kits, shovels, gloves, hardhats....

timmbuck2
03-06-2008, 01:19 PM
Been discussed, IIRC Dave was playing a role. Needs a sponsor / leader to make it happen. Would that be.... The TLCA Exec VP? :D

Just tell me what I need to do!! :hill:

Red_Chili
03-06-2008, 01:32 PM
Paging Dave in Denver, come to a white paging telephone...

DaveInDenver
03-06-2008, 02:26 PM
Sorry, been swamped this week between work and hitting crunch time for the PE (just 4 more weeks!).

Anyway, I have a couple of contacts for GPS units, but that's as far as I got. We need to come up with a proposal of just what we want to do. I just said we wanted to get GPS units to map trails and that's about as specific as I got. I had the feeling that we need to be careful not to step on anyone's toes at the state association or otherwise, not to mention we need to decide if this is even a club thing or not.

I would suggest that we present something to the membership and board and see what the interest really is. My personal thinking is that the Rising Sun should sponsor a GPS loaner program for the membership to map and document state trails. I think the program could easily scale up, but I think we need to be careful about overextending the club's sponsorship of that. In other words, we might have to be prepared to process a hundred of GPS tracks a week coming in from all OHV people state-wide. If we write a proposal to buy a dozen GPS units, software and a laptop for our 60-some members, I think that alone is a plenty big project to undertake.

So say $2000 for a laptop, $500 for software and $2500 for GPS units (which Garmin and/or Trimble might be willing to donate at cost for a return with marketing visibility). So we're talking about a $10,000 grant. Just shooting spit balls here.

Mendocino
03-06-2008, 03:18 PM
I can help with this. I work for Trimble and am very familiar with GPS/GIS integration. BTW-I don't work in the division that would have appropriate products for this application. Here is a good place to start:

http://www.trimble.com/mgis_fcgps.shtml

Red_Chili
03-06-2008, 03:22 PM
We would not have to process .gpx files, Adam Mehlberg is handling that. They can simply go to him.

So see? Simple deal.

timmbuck2
03-06-2008, 04:11 PM
And I have a laptop to use, we really only need a bunch of GPS units to loan out and a process to keep track of them and to monitor what trails have been mapped and what still needs to be done.

DaveInDenver
03-21-2008, 08:48 AM
Bump this, Mendocino PM'd me about the GPS grants.

FYI, I take my P.E. exam on 4/11/08 and so the next 3 weeks I gotta keep my head focused and keep working the practice exams. It's been so easy to get sidetracked by distractions and so I'm not doing a great job of studying. But dang it, I'm really trying to stay on topic. It's really hard for me, I think I have A.D.D. or something. I sit down, get into a groove for a couple of hours and then my mind starts wandering. Mostly I'm thinking about Carrie Morgan, Rubithon, work. I can't wait for the test to be done and I can start doing some fun stuff again.

I'm going to do my best to be at the April meeting to talk about this. I know that we need to decide just want we want to do here and get this thing written. I will commit to writing the proposal and having it sent off say by May 16. This gives us two club meetings to bring up votes. Although one of them is CM, so maybe June 6 makes more sense as a mailing date so that two Stevinson meetings will have happened.

The main issue is what is exactly our focus and what are we asking from Trimble and Garmin? Do went want to spend any Club money or should it be solely a grant. I personally think applying for a grant and offering to buy GPS boxes is the best option. I'm presuming that a Trimble or Garmin would be interested in offering them at cost if we for example give them credit on the web page, in Trails and at the local dealers. I don't want to seem amateurish by expecting to have GPS boxes donated, for example. But there is a lot of money out there and getting a grant for $5,000 or $10,000 would go a very long way to getting GPS receivers in the hands of people. Maybe the grant should outline a way to partially cover fuel costs for sections or trails that require lots of highway miles. Just thinking out loud.

Red_Chili
03-21-2008, 01:59 PM
Here ya go:
Greetings,
I just wanted to let you know that the application for the Supplemental OHV Grant Cycle is now on line at www.parks.state.co.us (http://www.parks.state.co.us/)
The application can be found under the Trails section as well as the OHV's and Snowmobiles section of the web page.
Please share and/or distribute this information to any and all that might be interested in applying for an OHV grant. Applications must be received by end of business on May 15th.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks
Jeannie

Jeannie MacMurtrie
State Trails Program Assistant
OHV & Snowmobile Program
13787 South Hwy 85
Littleton, CO 80125
303-791-1957 X149
jeannie.macmurtrie@state.co.us
fax: 303-470-0782

nuclearlemon
03-29-2008, 10:34 AM
here's the kind of stuff that's eligible for grants

Eligible for funding:

Support for volunteer labor, i.e. lunch, soft drinks, water, t-shirts of project. NO gasoline.
Hand equipment and tools used to build or maintain roads.
Materials and tools for roadwork.
Directional, regulatory, and interpretive signage.
Road grading, surfacing, and drainage.
Crossing structures, bridges, railings, ramps, and fencing.
Bank stabilization and retaining structures.
Road corridor re-vegetation and erosion control.
Rehabilitation of closed 4x4 roads and/or damaged areas, if reopened.
Trailhead development for 4x4 roads.
Acquisition of land or permanent easements for 4x4 road access.
4x4 road system planning, engineering, or design.
Rental of backhoes and other construction type equipment.

DaveInDenver
04-07-2008, 10:14 AM
Whoops, I was thinking of asking for fuel for this GPS thing. Well, anyway, I'm looking into funding to buy some GPS units and right now the plan swirling around in my head is to coordinate with COHVCO for the Rising Sun to collect a list of trails that need mapping and then put them out for volunteers. I would still like to ask for enough money for a few receivers and some sort of support for drivers who map the trails.