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6 Texas State Grants Awarded

Great news!!!  Yesterday, the TPWD Commission announced that we were awarded 6 recreational trail grants.  Please visit www.tpwd.texas.gov and click under TPWD State News and Media for the official news release of our awarded grants.

My sincere thank you to all of you who were instrumental in preparing these applications!

 Six Grants for $1,174,400 Approved

The Northeast Texas Trail Coalition is excited to announce that Texas Parks and Wildlife recently approved six different grants totaling $1,174,400 for various Northeast Texas Trail projects! It’s important to note that these funds are National Recreational Trails Fund dollars that fund recreational trail construction, renovation and acquisition. These are federal dollars that are generated from a portion of the federal tax on gasoline. Of these funds, 30% are for motorized recreational trails, 30% for non-motorized and 40% is marked as discretionary. In essence, these are dollars that we, as Texans, send to Washington coming back home to projects here in Northeast Texas.

 Open the PDF here for a rundown on grants received!

 

 

Giving Day Results

The Northeast Texas Trail has completed our first East Texas Giving Day and we raised $3,729.  Those are much-needed dollars that will be used as match money toward future TPWD or TXDOT grants along the NETT.

To those of you who got involved with the campaign, my sincere thanks!  100% participation among family and friends is absolutely critical in the fundraising world.  Your help is invaluable.

What follows is a brief breakdown of how the campaign ended.

East Texas Giving Day across the board resulted in 183 organizations in east Texas raising $1,308,861.  Since about $750,000 was raised last year, that’s a significant increase.

As for the NETT, we raised $3,729 from a total of 18 donors.  That ranked us 69th among the 183 participating organizations.

  •  Largest Gift:  $1,000
  • Average Gift:  $207.16
  • Median Gift: $50

I’ll close by reminding you that the North Texas Day of Giving Campaign will take place September 19, 2019.  I’m getting everything prepped and up to speed now.  The  funds raised from that campaign will be used exclusively along the NETT in Fannin, Hunt and Collin counties.  So please plan on joining us in September for the North Texas Day of Giving Campaign.

 Once again, my thanks to you all.

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