Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) - MassTrails
02/01/20 11:59 PM Receipt
Grants starting from $5,000 to Massachusetts nonprofits, agencies, and municipalities for projects to develop, construct, and maintain recreational trails and pathways. Funding is intended to fill in gaps in existing trail networks and to expand existing trails and amenities.
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).
Grant Criteria and Preferred Specifications:
GrantWatch ID#: 164571
Grant amounts are dependent on the project and its needs, but generally range from $5,000 to $100,000 with grants of up to $300,000 awarded to projects demonstrating critical network connections of regional significance.
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 1st to June 30th 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.
MassTrails Program Manager, Department of Conservation and Recreation
136 Damon Road, Northampton, MA 01060
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