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LA Grant Application Due Date Approaching

Louisiana Grant Application Due Date Approaching for
FHWA Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana

Applications for Federal funds to support recreational trails projects are due to the Office of State Parks, Division of Outdoor Recreation no than later Monday, July 2, 2018.


Grant requests seeking financial support from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Recreational Trails Program (RTP) for Louisiana can be used in the acquisition and/or development of outdoor recreational trails and trail facilities. This program is funded with federal funds and must be matched by 20% of the project cost coming from the project sponsor.


Applications are available online at the Office of State Parks Web site(www.crt.state.la.us/parks/ioutdoorrec.aspx), to print and complete before mailing. The FHWA RTP is a reimbursement program in which approved projects receive matching costs funds upon approval by the FHWA and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.  The program is open to political subdivisions, non-profit organizations, and commercial entities (under certain circumstances).

RTP has provided more than $35 million to Louisiana since 1993, providing for more than 430 recreational trails projects throughout Louisiana including motorized (ATVs, OHVs, motorcycles, etc.), bicycle, mountain bike, paddling, equestrian, hiking/walking trails.

For more information, contact

Michael W. Domingue

FHWA Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana

225.342.4435

mdomingue@crt.la.gov


2018 Region Meetings are just around the corner!

Stay tuned for more information---registration will be online this year!

REGION PARISH DATE
Regions I & II Plaquemines Monday, September 10
Region III Assumption Thursday, August 16
Region IV DeSoto Monday, August 21
Region V Union Tuesday, September 18
Region VI Tangipahoa Wednesday, September 12
Region VII Acadia Tuesday, September 25
Region VIII Catahoula Thursday, September 20



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Legislative Day was a Huge Success!

Legislative Day at the Baton Rouge Hilton Capitol Center on Wednesday, May 2, was a very well attended and informative success!  Members received a legislative update from our legislative lobbying team including PJAL Assistant Director Guy Cormier.  Members present were then able to visit the Capitol to sit in on committee meetings during session and continued to network during lunch at the Hilton Capitol where Louisiana Legislators were invited to attend to further discuss parish government.  Also during the meeting, PJAL Treasurer Roy Mouch from West Baton Rouge Parish was awarded a beautiful portrait in honor of his dedicated service to parish government which began when he won his local government election in West Baton Rouge Parish in 1960.  He became PJAL Treasurer in 1985---that's over 30 years of service to our Association!

         

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