ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – The Minnesota DNR announced Tuesday it has awarded more than $7 million to 28 local communities through its Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program.
The grants will help local governments acquire, develop, restore and maintain parks and trails of regional or state importance across Minnesota. Funding for the program comes from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.
The DNR received 99 applications to the grant program with funding requests for more than $33 million. Local units of government who receive the grants are required to match at least 10 percent of the funds.
The DNR also awarded about $1.8 million in Regional Park, Regional Trail and Local Trail Connection Grants that will help 16 local and regional park and trail projects.