Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor’s Office for Local Development Now Accepting 2007 Recreational Trails Applications

Press Release Date:  Monday, December 11, 2006  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer
1-800-346-5606
 


        The Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) is now accepting applications for the 2007 Recreational Trails program.  The application is available on GOLD’s website, www.gold.ky.gov.  The deadline to submit a Recreational Trails application is February 1, 2007.

The Recreational Trails Program is funded through the Federal Highway Administration and may be used to acquire land for recreational trails and to develop and renovate trails for both motorized and non-motorized use.  Recreational Trails funding is administered by the Governor’s Office for Local Development.

Beginning January 1, 2007, GOLD will also be accepting applications for the 2007 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant.  The application is also available on GOLD’s website.  The deadline to submit a Land and Water Conservation Fund application is March 1, 2007.

            The Land and Water Conservation Fund provides grant funds to protect important natural areas, to acquire land for outdoor recreation and to develop or renovate public outdoor recreation facilities such as campgrounds, picnic areas, sports and playfields, swimming facilities, boating facilities, fishing facilities, trails, natural area and passive parks.  The LWCF is funded by the National Park Service and administered by GOLD.

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