Snowmobile Trails Program


The Snowmobile Trails Program provides reimbursable, matching grant funds for trail easement acquisition, development and maintenance of trails and trail-related facilities for snowmobile use. The program also provides funds for snowmobile safety projects. Matching funds are not required for safety projects.

If your stand-alone project or grooming plan (even if your organization is already in the Grooming Pool) does not primarily benefit a snowmachine activity, it does NOT qualify for funding from this program.
If you are unsure if your project qualifies, please contact the Trails Program office.

Snowmobile trail grooming activities are only provided through the program’s Grooming Pool. The Grooming Pool is a program that distributes grant funds for grooming, marking and signing snowmobile trail systems. The program offers the flexibility to use funds where trail grooming is needed around the state. If you are interested in applying for Grooming Pool funds contact your local Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation office. Trails being added to the existing pool will be subject to a review process. For more information regarding the Grooming Pool visit the following web site: Grooming Pool

The Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council (SnowTRAC) is responsible for reviewing and recommending funding for the Snowmobile Trails Program. For additional information regarding SnowTRAC visit the following web site: SnowTRAC

If you are interested in applying for a Snowmobile Trails Program grant, please review the program instructions and application form, which are located below. For additional questions please contact the following:

For general grant questions regarding the program please contact the Grants Administrator at (907) 269-8709

For project development questions please contact the State Trails Coordinator at (907) 269-8699


Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
550 W 7th Ave., Suite 1380
Anchorage AK 99501-3561
Fax: (907) 269-8907

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Annual Program Schedule

  • April 1, Current year application available

  • June 10, Due date for posting the Public Notice

  • July 1, Application due date and the last day for applications to be postmarked

  • September, Tentative announcement of grant awards

  • September, State Agency Review

  • October, Grant Agreements


Grant instructions and applications are available as .doc, .rtf, or .pdf files. A sample application and trail guidelines are available as a .pdf file. To open pdf files, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 3.0 or higher, on your computer. Acrobat Reader is available for free off the Internet. Click the Get Acrobat button to go to the Adobe Acrobat web site, follow their instructions and choose the appropriate type of Acrobat Reader for your computer.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Application Score Sheet

Environmental Review Checklist

Environmental Review Checklist Instructions

Instructions for Applying
Application Instructions

Trail Grant Application
Trail Grant Application

Budget Template

Definition of a Safety and Education project:
All projects using grant funds must have public benefit, be accessible, open and available to the general public, or targeted to a broad segment of the general public. Grant funds should not be used for projects that have such limited capacity that only a few paying (or potentially paying) guests have access to the product of the project. The portions of a project using grant funds must be open for general public use or viewing at all times and when visitors are likely. (brochures, free training, interpretive panels, safety shelter cabins,  etc.)

Grooming Pool Application for Established Trails
Snowmobile Trail Grooming Application
Grooming Commitment Form

NEW! Snowmobile Trail Grooming Application to add a New Trail to the Grooming Pool
Snowmobile Trail Grooming Application To Add New Trails
Grooming Commitment Form

Grant Reporting Documents:

Progress Reporting Instructions
Progress Report Form
Accounting & Financial Instruction
Reimbursement and Match Form
Budget Form
Grant Agreement Example

Guidelines for Snowmobile Trail Signing and Placement

Snowmobiler's Code of Ethics
Link to Code of Ethics

Grant Fraud
Grant Fraud Handout

SnowTRAC Meetings and Funding:

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Year 2015
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Year 2005/2006
Year 2004