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Local Government Snowmobile Program

The state-funded Snowmobile Grant Program for local governments is financed from the registration fees of snowmobiles and provides up to 50% reimbursement of approved facility development/rehabilitation costs and 90% of approved trail corridor land acquisition costs for public snowmobile trails and areas in the state. This program is available to any unit of local government located in a region of Illinois with sufficient snow cover and having statutory authority to acquire and develop lands for public park and recreation purposes.

This grant Programs now require a non-refundable Application Fee. Please see Attachment #4 of the Trails manual for further instructions. 

Examples of eligible project costs include:
  • Land acquisition for snowmobile areas / trail corridors
  • Snowmobile trail construction and signage
  • Trail grooming equipment
  • Parking areas, security lighting, restroom facilities, and warming shelters
  • Snowmobiles and communication equipment for local agency patrol use.

OPENING GATA FORMS:  Right-click on the link to the GATA forms and click on save-link-as, then save it to your computer.  Open the files directly from your computer.  Opening GATA forms from a browser will activate accessibility features designed for the visually-impaired.

**Now accepting applications through Amplifund.**

Applications due by 5PM CST, March 22, 2024

2024 Program Manual

Previous Years' Manuals and Application Materials (for reference only):

2021 SNOW Manual (.pdf, updated 4/12/2021)