MARK TWAIN NATIONAL FOREST-- Mark Twain National Forest officials have announced the forest will be getting about $233,000 through the Recreational Trails Program administered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with the federal highway administration.
There were 14 grant proposals selected for funding out of 64 applications with five trails in Mark Twain receiving grant funds.
The Ozark Trail in Oregon County will received $6,438.
Forest officials said the grants were awarded based on results of a competitive scoring process. At least a 30 percent match is required by the applicant. A funding requirement targets 30 percent of the funding of motorized trails, 30 percent for non-motorized trails and 40 percent for diversified trail use. At least 5 percent of the total project resources must come from state or private sources. Forest projects must have at least one private volunteer group involved in the project that has pledged time and energy in the project.
It is not known at this time what work will be done on the Ozark Trail.