Press Release –
Polaris Industries is proud to announce the launch of the ‘T.R.A.I.L.S.’ grant program for ATV clubs, associations and grassroots groups.
The program makes funds available to national, state and local organizations in the United States to ensure the future of ATV riding.
T.R.A.I.L.S. stands for:
T = Trail Development
R = Responsible Riding
A = Access
I = Initiatives
L = Lobbying
S = Safety
The grant program encompasses two main objectives – promoting safe and responsible riding, and preserving access.
Funds can be used by organizations for trail development and maintenance projects, safety and education initiatives, lobbying and other projects to increase or maintain land access.
“Polaris is committed to promoting safe and responsible recreational riding,” said Bennett Morgan, president and chief operating officer of Polaris. “We see the issue of trails and land access as the lifeblood of our ATV business and the ‘T.R.A.I.L.S.’ grant program is one measure to ensure people always will have a place to ride.”
Grant applications will be reviewed three times per year — in April, August and November, with corresponding submission deadlines of March 1, July 1 and October 1.
Organizations may apply for two grants per year and all organizations must be 501c3 non-profit organizations.
Funding for any project from other sources is an important criteria in order to be considered for a T.R.A.I.L.S. grant.