Foundation / Corporation
Morris County Park Commission and Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation
07/30/21 4:00 PM
Grants to New Jersey municipalities in eligible locations for improvements to local outdoor pathways and trails. Applicants are required to submit a completed letter of intent and meet staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for design, permitting, and minor and major construction. Municipalities must be located in Morris County.
The recreational trail use opportunities created by the program will support cultural tourism efforts and enhance the quality of life for the residents of Morris County. The program will rely upon local communities and their government representatives to provide inspiration, planning, and commitment, as well as meeting the matching funds requirement, to make these trail projects a reality.
Permissible Uses and Eligible Projects:
The above categories can be used for either new trail construction or trail enhancement projects. Trail enhancement projects are improvements of trail design and/or surface type of existing trails to accommodate increased capacity and/or make the trail ADA compliant. Trail Enhancement is more than an in-kind replacement of current conditions, and is not intended to address deferred maintenance issues.
The land on which the trail is to be funded must be:
The Phase 1-Design & Permitting Grant category provides funding to prepare a project design. Details can be found at https://www.morriscountynj.gov/files/sharedassets/public/departments/planning-amp-preservation-trail/p1-design-application-fillable-form.pdf#page=6.
Phase 2 Construction Grant eligible costs can be found at https://www.morriscountynj.gov/files/sharedassets/public/departments/planning-amp-preservation-trail/p2-construction-draft-application.pdf#page=10.
GrantWatch ID#: 190348
The minimum grant amount is $5,000 for all of the funding categories. The maximum grant award for Design & Permitting is 15% of estimated construction costs. The maximum grant award for Minor Construction is $70,000. The Major Construction funding category limit is defined as “no one award shall receive more than 60% of the funds available during each year’s funding cycle”. However, this exception can be waived if the project is deemed to be a regionally significant project.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit LOI electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Address your applications to:
Denise Chaplick, Trail Grant Program Administrator
P.O. Box 1295
Morristown, NJ 07962-1295
In-person delivery or overnight use:
Denise Chaplick, Trail Grant Program Administrator
300 Mendham Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
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