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Land and Water Conservation Fund grant applications available Dec. 15


FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) is now accepting applications for the 2008 Recreational Trails Program grant, and will accept applications for Land and Water Conservation Fund grants beginning December 15.

Applications are available online at For additional program information, please contact Jodie McDonald by phone at 800-346-5606, ext. 222, or by email at

The deadline to submit a Recreational Trails application is February 1, 2008. The deadline to submit a Land and Water Conservation Fund application is March 1, 2008.

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 GOLD.

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.