Stewardship Grant

Overview

The DTC Stewardship Grant Program has been funded by Deschutes County unrestricted Transient Room Tax dollars and intends to fund numerous trail or trail-related infrastructure projects in Deschutes County. The total sum of funds being allocated toward this grant program is $600K; these funds will be awarded for several higher value projects that meet the established criteria. Funds may be used for a broad range of projects, including environmental analysis; design; construction; and project implementation.

Who Can Apply?

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  • Non-profit organizations 
  • Federal, state, and local land management agencies
  • Businesses that partner with a land management agency or non-profit organization with a trail-related mission

What Type of Projects Are Considered/Eligible?

With a goal of completion within two years, Stewardship Grant projects considered can include, but are not limited to: trail maintenance and construction; road maintenance on roads directly accessing trails; trailhead amenity improvements; all project phases including analysis/planning and design; studies and reports to inform sustainable trail management; trail infrastructure projects such as bridge construction and shelter repairs; capacity building for trail organizations; restoration projects adjacent to heavily-used trails; and educational materials to promote sustainable trail etiquette.