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BFGOODRICH® TIRES OUTSTANDING TRAILS PROGRAM

PRESENTED BY TREAD LIGHTLY!

THANK YOU TO BFGOODRICH® TIRES FOR FUNDING THESE STEWARDSHIP GRANTS.

Tread Lightly! recognizes that one of the best ways to promote responsible outdoor recreation is to support enthusiasts in the stewardship of their favorite trails. With the help of licensing agreements from one of Tread Lightly!’s top partners, the BFGoodrich® Tires Outstanding Trails grants are designed to help individuals and groups organize clean-ups, trail maintenance work days and other small stewardship projects. The average grant is under $500. Those funds can be used for everything from feeding volunteers to purchasing equipment, trash bags, and tools.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

You must be an active Tread Lightly! Member Club to apply. If you aren’t a Tread Lightly! Member Club, you can complete that membership by click HERE.

HOW MUCH CAN AN APPLICANT RECEIVE?

The average grant given is under $500.00.

All grant recipients awarded amounts above $600 will be issued a 1099 for tax purposes, and may affect tax filing.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?

Grant applications and supporting material are due by 5:00 PM Mountain time on the date noted as the deadline for that cycle. We have the following deadlines: June 15 and September 30.

WHAT COSTS ARE ELIGIBLE?

Stewardship can take on many forms. With that in mind, we have a fairly broad scope as to what are acceptable expenses. The list below are items that we can cover as part of the award grant. If you have a unique cost, or something that is not listed below, please contact us directly by emailing Evan@treadlightly.org.

Tools necessary for projects
Trash bags and/or dumpster rental
Water or other non-alcoholic beverages for volunteers
Food for volunteers
Fuel used at project location
Signage materials
Trail building and restoration materials
Equipment rental

TREAD LIGHTLY! WILL NOT REIMBURSE: Alcoholic beverages, Travel expenses, Labor or associated costs, Event insurance, Membership or fees for other organizations.

WHAT DO I NEED FOR MY APPLICATION?

Applicants must submit:

  • Online grant application
  • Media plan
  • Letter of permission and support from the land manager/owner
  • Photos of trail and/or area
WHEN SHOULD MY PROJECT OR EVENT BE COMPLETED?

Projects can start any time after the grant has been awarded and must be completed and final reports submitted within 6 months of the award notification.

IF I AM AWARDED A GRANT, WHEN SHOULD I EXPECT MY FUNDING?

Tread Lightly! will provide 50% of the grant award up front. The final payment will be issued upon receipt of a complete project report and other requested documentation.

WHERE DO I SEND  DOCUMENTATION?

Your letter of support and additional documentation should be emailed to Evan@treadlightly.org or mailed to:

Tread Lightly!

500 N Marketplace Dr., Suite #240

Centerville, UT 84014

REPORTING CRITERIA. AFTER PROJECT COMPLETION.
  • Post-Project Description.
  • List of all volunteers including contact information.
  • List of media efforts including: outlets (publications, website and/or broadcast stations), estimated number of impressions, date of coverage, copies of print or web based coverage.
  • Digital pictures of event with release for Tread Lightly!’s use.
  • Video coverage is not required but can be used.
  • Financial documentation including copies of all receipts.
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