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15 Vt. communities, nonprofits get trail money

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is giving over $500,000 to 15 communities and nonprofits for recreational trail projects.

Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and maintenance of trails and trailhead facilities for multiple trail uses.

About half of the grant funds are awarded to Vermont Association of Snow Travelers for grooming, signage and safety patrol of the statewide system of snowmobile trails, with the other half divided between 14 other project sponsors.

Sponsors are required to contribute at least 20 percent of the total project costs. Applications are reviewed and ranked by a committee.

Municipalities and nonprofit organizations can now apply for Recreational Trails Program grant funds for fall 2014 and spring 2015 construction seasons.

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