The TTA board of directors voted in February 1999 to honor Evan Means, one of the founders of TTA, by establishing a Grants Program in his memory. This program will fund trail related projects across the state and is open to TTA chapters, as well as to other non-profit, volunteer based organizations.
Grant amounts should normally be in the range of $300-$600, but larger requests will be considered.
Our normal cycle is to accept grant requests during the fourth quarter of each year, and then announce the awards the following February, however, requests may be considered at other times throughout the year.
For more information, send your name and address via e-mail to the Grants Committee or by regular mail to TTA, PO Box 41446, Nashville, TN 37204.
Click here for a copy of the Application Form in PDF format.
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Recent Projects funded by Evan Means Grants:
As his Eagle project, John Himber, with help from fellow members of Grace-St. Luke's Boy Scout Troop 34, built this foot-bridge at T. O. Fuller State Park in Memphis.
An Evan Means Grant was used by Historic Rugby to build two trails head informational Kiosks. The photos that follow show the first of these kiosks already in place near the visitor's center. The second kiosk has been fabricated and will be installed near the Commissary in time for the 2018 hiking season.
Roman Rushing, another member of Grace-St. Luke's Boy Scout Troop 34, also successfully completed his Eagle Scout Project on Sunday, November 5th, 2017. Roman led the construction of a bridge building initiative enhancing the Discovery Trail at T.O. Fuller State Park.