Applications Now Open for the 2021 Outdoor Recreation Trails+ Grant

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – Applications for the Outdoor Recreation Trails+ grant to support New Mexico outdoor recreation infrastructure projects are now open, Director of the Outdoor Recreation Division Axie Navas announced today. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2021 by 5 pm MT.

Previously known as the Special Projects and Outdoor Infrastructure Fund, this grant invests in shovel-ready infrastructure projects that enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in communities across the state. Thanks to the support of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state lawmakers, funding for the Outdoor Recreation Trails+ Grant has grown to $500,000 – up from just over $77,000 last year.

“These grants are another important tool for creating partnerships with local communities and tribes, to develop outdoor recreation assets in all corners of the state,” EDD Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said.

“The Outdoor Recreation Division is committed to growing access to the outdoors for all New Mexicans,” Director Navas said. “The Outdoor Recreation Trails+ grant invests in everything from trails and rivers to public shooting ranges to increase access and build resiliency in the face of the climate crisis, and accelerate the growth of the outdoor economy.”

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