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Trails Grant

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Grants are available for trail improvements that are located in and directly benefit the residents of Scott County, Minnesota. Preference will be given to projects that fill trail gaps, augment existing trail systems, improve access to existing public natural areas, or provide additional environmental benefit beyond simple access.

Eligible Grantees
Eligible grantees include the Scott County government and any city or township located in Scott County. Non-governmental organizations are eligible if they are organized as charitable organizations under applicable federal and state law and are cooperators with an eligible governmental body. 

Grant Size and Match
The total grant fund available is $350,000. There is no minimum grant size. The maximum grant size is $100,000. All grants require a 20% grantee match. Matches may be in cash or in kind. 


Application, Award and Grant Timelines

  • The application period runs from October 25 to December 6, 2013. 
  • Applications will be reviewed by a committee with final selection made by the Business Council. Grant recipients will be notified on January 6, 2014. 
  • The work contemplated under the grant must be substantially complete before December 31, 2014.
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