Purpose of Funding
To provide financial assistance for developing and maintaining
trails and trail facilities. Trails can be for non-motorized,
multi-use and motorized purposes.
Source of Funding
This program is funded through the United States Federal
Highway Administration. Projects are funded
on an 80% federal share and 20% matching share basis.
Funding levels vary from year to year based on New
Jersey's federal apportionment.
The Recreational Trails Program is a part of the Safe,
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity
Act - A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (23 U.S.C. 206).
Who is Eligible
Government Agencies and Nonprofit Organizations.
Qualifications Required for Consideration
Application must be submitted. Land on which trail facility
is to be funded must be public land or private land
with an easement for public recreational use.
Varies from year to year depending on funds available
and total applications received. Maximum grant
award for non-motorized trail project is $24,000.
Each year, in September, an application package is distributed, or the application may be found on the Trails Program web page www.trails.nj.gov.
For More Information or to Request an Application, Contact
State Trails Coordinator, Recreational Trails Program
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
P.O. Box 420, Mail Code 501-01
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420
Phone: (609) 984-0500