Request for Proposals: Trail Builders
This opportunity will help improve the health and well-being of Kansans by supporting the development of public trails. Proposals from communities of all sizes, locations and backgrounds are welcome. Priority will be given to underserved areas with no existing trails and projects with an explicit intention of increasing diversity among trail users.
- Eligible applicants: Local units of government and/or nonprofits with goals aligned with community health and development.
- Available funding: Up to $55,000 based on cost of project and scope of work.
- Eligible expenses: Costs associated with Trail Development and Construction (materials and labor directly related to building the trail) and Trail Signage; for more detailed information, see page 5 in the RFP.
- Required Match: Yes. For more detailed information, see page 6 in the RFP.
- Grant timeline: Up to 24 months.
- Sunflower support: Please read entire RFP first before you begin the electronic submission. We welcome your questions; contact Elizabeth Burger anytime. Technical support will be available through 4:00 p.m. CST on November 9, 2021.
SUBMISSIONS DUE: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Learning Opportunity: Trail Champion Cohort
We are excited to invite community teams to apply for the Trail Champion Cohort, a unique opportunity for those seeking to enhance the value of their trails. Priority will be given to proposals working to diversify their trail base of users, supporters and volunteers.
Selected teams will have access to high-level expertise, technical assistance and coaching around topics such as economic impact analysis and trail user evaluation.
The opportunity is designed to expand your knowledge and connections so you can better champion the trails you love. The focus will be on budget-friendly, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) strategies to evaluate and demonstrate the value of trails… and then create effective messaging for different stakeholders. The course will also tackle the increasingly important issue of diversifying your trail base: users, supporters and volunteers.
We are seeking a limited number of community teams with 2 - 4 individuals from different stakeholder sectors related to local trails. These teams will also have the chance to provide input to Sunflower regarding future support for projects connected to the course curriculum.
We welcome your questions; contact Elizabeth Burger anytime. Technical support will be available through 4:00 p.m. CST on November 9, 2021.