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Application Deadline mid-February
Notification Date September
National Recreational Trails Program

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.

Statutory Citation
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).

trail at CheesquakeWho 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.

Grant Limitations
Varies from year to year depending on funds available and total applications received.  Maximum grant award for non-motorized trail project is $24,000.

Application Procedures
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
John Flynn (Trails Coordinator) or Brandee Chapman
NJDEP - Green Acres Program
Mail Code 501-01
PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Telephone: (609) 984-0500
Trails@dep.state.nj.us

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