Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) - MassTrails
05/16/22 11:59 PM Receipt
Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and communities for programs and capital projects that encourage outdoor activities for local residents and tourists. Funding is intended to develop, design, construct, and maintain recreational trails and pathways. Projects must take place on publically accessible land. For this round, MassTrails is seeking to fund shared-use path projects that will fill critical gaps in the statewide trails network.
Apply to receive grant funds for project development, design, engineering, permitting, construction, and maintenance of shared-use pathways. Eligible project activities can include:
Types of trails can include shared-use pathways (e.g., Charles River Pathway, Mystic River Greenway); rail trails (e.g., Mass Central Rail Trail, Norwottuck Rail Trail, Clipper City Rail Trail); natural surface trail systems (e.g., Appalachian Trail, Worcester East-West Trail, Stone Farm Trail System in Brockton); community/accessible trails with various surfaces (e.g., Riverwalk in Great Barrington, Watertown Riverfront Park and Braille Trail, New Bedford Harborwalk); water trails (e.g., Connecticut River Paddlers Trail, Assebet River Trail); and off-road motorized trails (e;.g., accommodate ATV’s, off-road motorcycles, snowmobiles).
For information about Grant Criteria and Preferred Specifications, see: https://www.mass.gov/doc/masstrails-grant-guidelines-and-application-information/download#page=3
GrantWatch ID#: 164571
Up to $500,000
The effective start date of a contract (grant award) shall be the latest of the following dates: the date the Standard Contract Form has been executed by an authorized signatory of the contractor and the procuring department; the date of secretariat or other approval(s) required by law or regulation; or a later date specified in the Standard Contract Form. The earliest start date for a MassTrails grant project will generally be on or after July 1.
Most project development and design projects will have one year to complete all spending and match under the grant, with funding available within the state fiscal year (July 1 to June 30 of the following year). Trail construction and maintenance projects may be permitted a longer timeframe of up to two years, dependent on the scope and specifications of the project.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.mass.gov/forms/masstrails-online-application
Amanda Lewis, MassTrails Program Manager
Department of Conservation and Recreation
136 Damon Road
Northampton, MA 01060
MassTrails Grants Coordinator, Department of Conservation and Recreation
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