New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP)
07/26/19 4:00 PM
Grants starting at $5,000 and grants starting at $25,000 to New York nonprofit organizations and municipalities for the development and maintenance of trails for recreational use. Nonprofit applicants must pre-qualify before applying. Projects may involve motorized, non-motorized, and diverse-use recreational trails. Funding is intended for maintenance and restoration, development and rehabilitation, purchase and lease, construction of new trails, acquisition and easements, and assessment of trail conditions. Funded projects must further a specific goal of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), the Statewide Trails Plan or a local plan, and must be accessible to the public.
For additional information about eligible activities, see:
The RTP legislation requires that States use 30% of funds for non-motorized recreation, 30% for motorized recreation, and 40% for diverse recreational trail use. To provide flexibility in RTP project selection, the following categories are recognized for meeting the 40-30- 30 requirements:
- Non-motorized use project: A project primarily intended to benefit non-motorized recreational trail use, such as pedestrian, equestrian, or mountain biking. A project may be classified in this category if the project serves one or more mode of non-motorized recreational use. RTP projects serving various pedestrian uses (such as walking, hiking, wheelchair use, running, bird-watching, nature interpretation, backpacking, etc.) constitute a single use for the purposes of this category.
- Motorized use project: A project primarily intended to benefit motorized use. A project may be classified in this category if the project serves only one mode of motorized recreational use or more than one mode of motorized recreational use. A project may be classified in this category if the project also benefits some non-motorized uses (it is not necessary to exclude non-motorized uses), but the primary intent must be for the benefit of motorized use.
- Diverse use project: A project primarily intended to benefit more than one mode of recreational use, such as pedestrian and bicycling, or pedestrian and equestrian. A Diverse use project may also include both motorized and non-motorized uses where motorized use is not the predominant use or when the motorized and non-motorized uses are separated by season, such as equestrian use in summer and snowmobile use in winter. Other examples include: a common trailhead project serving separate ATV and bicycle trails; purchasing a machine to groom both snowmobile and cross-country ski trails.
For information about general principles and cost eligibility, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 159081
It is anticipated that 10 - 20 grants may be awarded each year.
The minimum grant award for restoration, development and property acquisition projects is $25,000. The minimum equipment purchase award is $5,000. All grant awards are capped at $250,000.
Projects are to be completed within 5 years of the contract start date. When a project cannot be completed within the original five-year timeframe, an extension will be required to extend the end date of the contract.
Extensions will only be considered when there are circumstances beyond the control of the project sponsor and if appropriate justification is provided. Extensions may also be denied based on the constraints of the RTP Federal funding guidelines. RTP extensions will be considered on a case by case basis and must be approved by the Office of the State Comptroller.
Apply online: https://apps.cio.ny.gov/apps/cfa/
Grant program questions can be directed to your regional grant administrator:
CFA system and process questions should be directed to the regional economic development contact for your region: http://www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov/about/contact
General contact information:
+1 (716) 846-8200
+1 (716) 846-8260
95 Perry Street
Buffalo, NY 14203-3030
USA: New York City; New York
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