Trail Funding

 

  • Act 51 Funding OverviewAct 51 addresses distribution of revenues to Michigan counties, cities and villages.
  • Act 51 Non-motorized Section Eligible Work: This shows which projects can be counted towards the 1% non-motorized requirement of Act-51.
  • Allowable uses for FHWA and FTA FundsA listing of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds that can be used for bicycle and pedestrian activies, including planning, construction, bridges, trails, research, and more.
  • Alternative Approaches to Grassroots Fundraising: To help subsidize travel opportunities for students many schools try fund raising. When the students and community have had as many car washes, bake sales and chocolate bars that they can handle, it is time to get creative. The following ideas should help inspire some alternative approaches to raising money.
  • Brownfields Economic Development InitiativeThe Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) is a key competitive grant program that HUD administers to stimulate and promote economic and community development.
  • Campaign for Active Transportation: Campaign for each state to receive $50 million in federal funds focused on infrastructure and programs to shift automobile trips to walking or biking trips.
  • Checklist for Grant WritersMake your grant application more successful by focusing on the most important elements.
  • Choosing your Fundraising Strategies: When planning your fundraising activities, you need to become familiar with the various fundraising strategies that are out there and which of these strategies are most appropriate for your particular situation.
  • Community Development Block Grant Program: The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs.
  • Complete Streets Funding Sources: This chart lists the funding sources and eligible project types for the year 2011. It also mentions completed projects across Michigan and the Great Lakes Region.
  • Consumers Energy Foundation Grants: Since its creation in 1990, the Consumers Energy Foundation has touched countless lives and communities through grant programs, corporate giving and employee volunteers.
  • DALMAC Fund: DALMAC’s success has allowed the Fund to grant over $500,000 to a variety of bicycling activities in Michigan ranging from safety and education programs to bicycle trail development.
  • DNR Grant Programs: This booklet describes all of the grant opportunities in Michigan available by the DNR.
  • Grant reviewers share their top 10 pet peeves: Guest Column written by Mary B. Cohen, a communications consultant working with nonprofit organizations, health-related businesses and private foundations.
  • Innovative Approaches to Funding: Fifteen innovative tips on grant writing. Presented at the Mid-America Trails and Greenways Conference in September 2003.
  • List of Non-Motorized Funding SourcesA comprehensive chart of funding sources for non-motorized facility development.
  • Long Term Maintenance of Greenways in MichiganInitial survey of feasible funding options.
  • Midland County Rail-Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund: The endowment agreement for the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail is attached. This agreement is between Midland County and the Midland Foundation, a community foundation. Press coverage of this fund is also included.
  • National Corporate Grantmakers in Michigan: This handbook contains an introduction to Access Philanthropy’s research and fundraising techniques.
  • NOAA Funding Opportunities: NOAA issues an Omnibus describing competitive funding opportunities for special projects typically around every June and December.
  • Non-Motorized Transportation Funding: Attached is a matrix showing non-motorized transportation facilities and the funding sources they are eligible for.
  • Summary of Funding Sources: A comprehensive list of funding sources for non-motorized facility development.
  • Urban Cooperation Act: Trail Funding.