$144 million requested for Next Level Trails grant program

(Photo Supplied / Holcomb for Governor)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO) – Governor Eric Holcomb announced that the state has received 82 applications requesting grants for the first round of the Next Level Trails grant program totaling nearly $144 million.

According to the Journal Gazette, the requests total over 240 miles of potential hiking, biking and riding trails.

The Next Level Trails grant program is a part of Next Level Connections which is Governor Holcomb’s statewide infrastructure program.  The grants will be awarded in rounds.  The first round allows up to $20 million for regional projects and up to $5 million for local projects.

The total allotment of funds is $90 million with $70 million for regional projects and $20 million for local projects.  To be qualified for the funding, applicants need to be units of government or non-profit organizations. Any projects funded must be open to the public.  Any fund that is given will require a project match of 20 percent.  Matches to the project can include land value, monetary contributions and donated materials and labor.

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