Park, trail, and greenway grants available through CFA process
Applications due July 16
The second round of funding for park, trail and greenway grants is now underway. Applications through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process are due July 16. Amongst the state agencies and authorities that have pooled resources to be made available through the CFA are the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Canal Corporation and the Department of State.
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP)
OPRHP is dedicating up to $16 million to the municipal grant program to fund matching grants for the acquisition, planning, development, and improvement of parks, trails, historic properties listed on the National or State Registers of Historic Places, and heritage areas identified in approved plans for statutorily designated Heritage Areas. Funds are available to municipalities or not-for-profits with an ownership interest. The maximum award is $500,000. Learn more about OPRHP’s grant programs.
The Canal Corporation is making available $1 million to municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for matching grants of between $50,000 and $150,000 for development and tourism promotion, construction or enhancement of the Canalway Trail, and canal community infrastructure projects. Learn more about the Canal Corporation’s grant programs.
Department of State (DOS)
DOS is dedicating approximately $15 million for matching grants to help villages, towns, cities and counties undertake a variety of waterfront planning, design and construction projects that advance economic, community, environmental and recreational improvements. Learn more about DOS’ grant program.
PTNY can help
If you are submitting an application for a park or trail project through the CFA, or even just thinking about it, PTNY wants to hear from you. We may be able to assist with the process and provide a support letter for your application. Contact us by email or call 518-434-1583.
For more information
- Access the CFA and related materials
- Guide to the CFA application process
- Upcoming workshops schedule