GRANTS

GRANTS

SNOWMOBILE TRAIL GRANT INFORMATION

Each year, the Sno Barons set aside a portion of the profits from the September Hay Days Event and give it back to the snowmobiling community. Grants are used to support trail development and improvements. Grants generally range from $150 to $1500. The average grant is just under $1,000, and is generally used for trail expansion, re-routing, bridge work, fencing and signage. While there is always a need for more money than is available, the Sno Barons recognize the need for trail expansion and favor those applications as well as first time applicants.  Applications are available online and should be submitted by November 1st.

The following is a list of grant recipients for the past three years.

2017/2018 Grants

  • North Branch SnoDrifters donation towards bridge repair
  • Monticello Trailblazers Snowmobile Club donation towards trail shelter
  • Bluff Valley Riders donation towards for a bridge
  • Longville Lakes Area Snowmobile Club donation for new groomer tracks
  • Sherburne County Trail Association donation towards new grooming equipment
  • Babbitt ATV and Snowmobile Club donation towards bridge repair and brushing equipment
  • Wild river Snowmobile Club donation towards replacing grooming equipment
  • St Stephens River Runners donation towards groomer repair
  • Ely Igloo Snowmobile Club donation towards bridge repair

 

2016/2017 Grants

  • Heartland Sno-Goers Grant for bridge repair
  • Cook County Snowmobile Club Grant for improved trail signage
  • Delano Snowstormers Snowmobile Club Grant for bridge relocation and repair
  • North Branch Snodrifters Grant for bridge redecking
  • Northwest Trails development Association grant for bridge replacement
  • Marcell Snodrifters Snowmobile Club Inc. Grant towards new groomer
  • C. Riders Grant for trail improvement
  • Bluff Valley Riders Grant for Trail reroute and bridge redecking
  • Swampsiders Snowmobile Club grant for trail repair from storm damage
  • Ely Igloo Snowmobile Club Grant for Trail repair from storm damage
  • Ash Rivers Snodrifters Grant for Culvert for trail
  • Hinkley / Pine City flames Snowmobile club Grant for groomer repair
  • Longville Lakes Snowmobile Club Grant for trail repair from storm damage
  • Babbitt ATV and Snowmobile Club Grant for trail repair from storm damage

 

2015/2016 Grants

  • Palisade Super Sledders donation repair bridges and trail work
  • Finland Snowmobile /ATV club donation for trail improvements
  • Reservoir Rider’s Snowmobile Club donation for equipment purchase for trails
  • Zumbro Valley Snowmobiler’s Assn. donation for equipment for trail improvements
  • Gull Lake Drifters donation for trail clean-up from storm damage
  • St Stephen River Runners donation for equipment upgrade
  • Emily Outing Snowbirds Snowmobile Club donation for replacement of bridge
  • Voyageur Snowmobile Club donation for trail reroute from storm damage
  • Swampsiders Snowmobile Club donation for trail reroute from private land sale
  • Cook County Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club donation for trail sign age improvements
  • North Branch SnoDrifters donation for trail and bridge maintenance
  • Mille Lacs Trails Snowmobile Club donation for building new bridges
  • Babbitt ATV and Snowmobile Club donation for trail improvements
  • Itasca Drift Skippers Snowmobile Club donation for trail reroute