The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural resources (DCNR) recently announced new grant funding totaling $793,800 for all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related projects. “DCNR supports projects that improve upon and expand outdoor recreation opportunities across the Commonwealth, and we are excited to announce funding for this round of ATV projects,” DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said. The investments will support construction and acquisition of ATV trails and facilities.

The agency is also now accepting applications for the spring round of ATV and snowmobile funding. The grant round is open February 1 through March 29. Applications will only be accepted electronically through DCNR’s online grant application system.

Proposed projects eligible for these grants include planning, land acquisition, development, rehabilitation, maintenance, equipment purchase for maintenance, and educational programs related to snowmobile and ATV trails and facilities.
Funding for these grants comes from the ATV and Snowmobile Restricted Accounts, which are funded through registration fees that riders pay.