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WSSA Membership Meeting
Date:  January 12th, 2019
Location:  The Last Resort in Ronald/Roslyn

All snowmobilers welcome!  Join us upstairs for a mid-season update and find out what volunteers are doing for you on and off the snow.  Weather permitting, guided rides planned for Friday (January 11th) and Sunday (January 13th).  Meeting starts at 9am.

All Trails to Olympia
Date:  February 5th, 2019
Location:  State Capitol in Olympia

Have you ever talked to your legislators about snowmobling?  Join us in the Capitol to do exactly that!  WSSA will make appointments for you and send an ‘All Trails Veteran’ along to your meeting if desired.  We’ll start at 8am at the Hilton DoubleTree downtown and then take the free shuttle to the capitol.  More info available as the date nears. 

WSSA Winter Rendezvous
Date:  February 15th-18th, 2019
Location:  Hill's Resort on Priest Lake, Idaho

Snowmobile right from the lodge to the trails?!  Snow permitting, that is what we’ll be able to do at Hill’s Resort!  Join us for four days of guided riding starting on Friday.  Rides for ALL levels of riders.  Dinners available on Friday and Saturday nights.  Fun
evening activities!  Both silent and live auctions on Saturday night.  This is a fun weekend to ride in a new area and meet snowmobilers from around the state.  Don’t miss it!

WSSA Budget Meeting
Date:  March 16th, 2019
Location:  The Last Resort in Ronald/Roslyn

All members welcome!  Join us upstairs as we hammer out the 2019/2020 WSSA Budget and plan for a mid-season update and find out what volunteers are doing for you on and off the snow.  Weather permitting, guided rides planned for Friday (January 11th) and Sunday (January 13th).  Meeting starts at 9am.

International Snowmobile Congress
Date:  June 5th-8th, 2019
Location:  Grand Rapids, Michigan

A gathering of snowmobilers from around the U.S., Canada and Europe.  Find out what goes on behind the scenes to make snowmobiling possible!  Details available at www.snowmobilers.org/isc.

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Grants

 

Click on the type of grant you are interested in for detailed information.


WSSA Trail/Trailhead Grant
RCO/NRTP Grants
ISMA Grants 

WSSA Trail/Trailhead Grants

The WSSA Trail/Trail Head Grant program is a quick and easy way for a club to receive help with small projects.  Grants are limited to $1,000 per club, but clubs can team together on one project, increasing the total funding.  (Each club must submit a separate application.)


Examples of projects eligible for this grant includes brushing or clearing of trails, signage, gravel, bridges, gates, rental equipment for such work, parking lot repair or to use as matching funds for NRTP grants.  This grant is not for trail grooming or snow plowing activities.

The grant process is simple.  The clubs applying for a grant must have current membership in WSSA.  The deadline to apply is April 1st.  The grants will be awarded by June 1st.  This will allow the clubs to perform the work in the prime summer and fall months.  (Projects must be completed by December 31st, upon which time photos and an article on the project are to go to the Snoflyer for publication.  If this trail grant is being used for matching an NRTP grant, please state that and the grant will have the same completion date as the NRTP grant.) 

All applications for grants will go to Roxanne Brittain of the Grant Committee.  Roxanne will forward the grants to the rest of the Grant Committee and the appropriate District Reps for input.  District Reps will contact the club contact on the application and verify the project.  If necessary, the District Rep will make a field review.  It is important that the District Reps know what their clubs are doing.  The District Rep will then report back to the Grant Committee.  After consultation and if approved, the Committee will forward the club’s request/application to the WSSA Treasurer for payment to the club.

Please be sure to read the grant application carefully as there are two items that must be attached to it--a map of the project site and land owner permission.  Grant applications without these two items will not be considered for funds.
 

Contact Roxanne Brittain at rbfossil@gmail.com or (509) 658-2045 with any questions you may have.

 

WSSA Trail Grant Application (PDF)

RCO/NRTP Grants

National Recreational Trails Program (NRTP) Grants are administered through the Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). These grants can be used to fund large projects, but have strict rules which need to be followed closely.  Funding limits span $5,000 to $50,000 for development and maintenance grants and $5,000 to $10,000 for education grants.  Eligible grant types include:  

 

    • Trail/Trailhead development and renovation
    • Maintenance of trails and facilities (includes grooming)
    • Education and safety

 

Funding for education and maintenance can be requested for two consecutive years.  WSSA wants to help your snowmobile club or related organization in pursuing these grants to the benefit of snowmobilers.  Please contact WSSA President Sandy Sternod at ssternod@gmail.com or (206) 915-3559 for assistance or to answer questions.

 

ISMA Grants

International Snowmobile Manufacturer Association (ISMA) Grants are reserved for state snowmobile organizations in good standing with the ACSA.  Basically this means these grants are available to WSSA and not individual clubs.  That being said, if your club has a need meeting ISMA criteria, you are encouraged to contact WSSA to apply for a grant.  Eligible grant types include:


    • Promotion of the GoSnowmobiling.org campaign
    • Safety and environmental projects
    • Increasing or maintaining land access
    • Precedent setting lawsuits regarding land access
    • Economic impact studies


ISMA Grants are considerably less involved than IAC/NRTP Grants.  Please contact WSSA President Sandy Sternod at ssternod@gmail.com or (206) 915-3559 for assistance or to answer questions.