Forest Legacy Program
The Forest Legacy Program is a 75/25 matching federal grant program funded by the USDA Forest Service to protect environmentally important forest lands threatened with conversion to non-forest use. Management of lands placed under the Forest Legacy Program would allow the lands to continue to be used for regular forest activities, such as timber harvesting, hunting, fishing, recreation and other traditional uses.
Historic Preservation Fund
This federally funded matching grant program provides two types of grants. They are:
- Certified Local Government Program
- This is a 60/40 matching grant program. Only local governments that
are certified are eligible to apply for grant funding. This program
is concerned with preserving properties significant in history, architecture,
engineering, archaeology, and culture. The purpose of the program is
to assist local governments in the identification, evaluation and protection
of historic properties.
- Development Project Grants - This
program provides pre-development and development assistance for Alaska
buildings or structures that are listed in or determined eligible for
listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The intent is to
ensure the continued use and integrity of historic properties, stimulate
economic development through heritage tourism, and increase public awareness
and appreciation of Alaska's heritage. This is a 50/50 matching grant
The National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
awards grants to states through a competitive process. The program is funded under provisions of the 1990 Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act, with money generated from excise taxes on fishing equipment and motorboat and small engine fuels. For more information click here http://ecos.fws.gov/coastal_grants/viewContent.do?viewPage=home or contact.
Land and Water Conservation Fund
This 50/50 federal matching grant program was established to provide a nationwide legacy of high quality outdoor recreation. Projects range from wildlife viewing areas to neighborhood parks; from downhill ski areas to handicapped accessible trails; from our most urban areas to our most rural areas. All of the above have been funded through this program. Governmental entities with authority to provide outdoor recreation services on public lands are eligible to apply for LWCF assistance.
Recreational Trails Grant Program
The Recreational Trails Grant Program is for development and maintenance of trails and facilities, acquisition of trail rights-of-way, and development of safety and environmental protection education programs. This matching grant program provides up to $50,000 to successful applicants.
Snowmobile Grant Program
Snowmobile Trail Grants are available for developing snowmobile safety and education programs and projects.