By Gail Leverson, MBA, EDFP - Funding Specialist June 03, 2021
If your community needs improvements to roads that lead to state parks, public water accesses, and other public outdoor recreation, there are grant funds available through the State Park Road Account (SPRA) Program that can help you complete your project. Widseth’s funding department can assist your community with submitting a winning application.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
This program exists to help local governments improve access to public recreation facilities. It provides financial assistance to improve county state aid, county, township, and city roads that provide access to state parks, state outdoor recreation such as public lakes, rivers, and state campgrounds, and all units as defined in Minnesota Statutes 86A.04. This program is established in Minnesota Statutes 162.06 subd. 5.
Eligible applicants: County, township, and city governments
Projects are funded by a grant. Approximately $4,000,000 will be available statewide for calendar year 2022.
Applications must be submitted online by November 1, 2021.
Call Gail Leverson, Widseth’s Funding Specialist, to get started. Our funding assistance offers consulting help to assemble and submit your funding request.
When you need to update your access to public recreation facilities, there is a benefit to working with a full-service design firm such as Widseth. Your engineering design and its funding applications will be developed simultaneously, saving you time and expense.