Funding comes from the ATV Management Restricted Account as authorized by Act 97 of 2016. For this grant application period, the ATV Management Restricted Account has approximately $600,000 available. As snowmobile grant funds have been fully obligated for this fiscal year, no snowmobile grants are available this round.There is no match requirement for this funding; however, applications that provide match funding will be given additional consideration.
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) recently announced a new round of funding for trails in the Philadelphia region.
Notably, DVRPC approved funding for Upper Darby Township to design two bridges over Darby Creek. One of the bridges will cross the creek at a lovely spot where the image above was taken.
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia gushed in the past about how great the Darby Creek Trail is, and what a great potential it has for connecting lower-income communities to recreation and transportation. This is why the Coalition met with Mayor Micozzie and senior staff from Upper Darby Township to encourage them to apply for Regional Trails Program funding. The Coalition applauds Upper Darby Township for not only meeting with representatives from it, but for making significant changes in the trail alignment to maintain a fully accessible trail. These changes necessitated two creek crossings (at considerable additional cost), but also allowed for making better connections to the Township’s open spaces on each side of the creek.
There were several other notable awardees, including:
- Cobbs Creek Connector in Philadelphia, the second highest scoring Circuit trail in terms of community impact
- Parkside Cynwyd Trail in Philadelphia, which will connect to the Cynwyd Trail extension across City Line
- Tookany Creek Trail in Cheltenham
- Road crossing improvements to the Chester Valley Trail
- Two projects on the Lawrence Hopewell Trail in Mercer County, NJ
This article was originally published on the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s blog on March 28, 2019.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCNR) wants to know your priorities, challenges, and needs! DCNR is asking park and recreation directors and elected and appointed officials to complete this survey.
The survey is being conducted to develop the 2020-2024 Pennsylvania Outdoor Recreation Plan. Results will help DCNR determine how best to allocate grant funds and assist Pennsylvania’s local governments.
The survey should take about 10–15 minutes and will remain open until May 14. Please take the survey now and share the link!
Thank you for helping DCNR understand your community’s park and recreation needs!
ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Initiative Program is ramping up and is looking to improve the trails near you. The Clean Trail Program was founded by ExtremeTerrain in 2015 and setup to fund trail improvement projects that can include anything from trail clean-up, trail restoration, trail expansion, and more. ExtremeTerrain has worked with numerous Wrangler and 4×4 clubs/groups as well as many privately and publicly owned off-road trails to enact changes for the betterment of trail conditions for the communities being served. To date, ExtremeTerrain has granted over 22 grants for trail improvement projects, funding just under $10,000 in trail improvement projects all around the country. In just the past few months for spring/summer 2017, ExtremeTerrain has approved an additional 10 grants and is shooting for more.
Applying for a Clean Trail Grant is easy; click here and click to apply for a grant, filling out a short questionnaire. With a grant from ExtremeTerrain, you can get the tools you need to clean, restore, or expand your local trails, helping to maintain the trail system and improve it for future off-roaders.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) grants fund various categories of projects. The category of trail projects for ATV and snowmobile has a unique application period compared to the remaining C2P2 grants. These projects include the planning, acquisition of land, development, rehabilitation, maintenance, purchase of equipment for maintenance or construction, and development of educational programs related to ATV and/or snowmobile trails and facilities. Funding comes from the ATV Management Restricted Account and the Snowmobile Management Restricted Account as authorized by Act 97 of 2016.
There is no match requirement for this funding; however, applications that provide match funding will be given additional consideration. The C2P2 Trails Grants page contains more information about DCNR’s ATV and snowmobile trail grant opportunities and the application process. Applications are due by 4 pm on Friday, March 29.
The Commonwealth Financing Authority is seeking grant applicants for its Greenways, Trails, and Recreation program. Act 13 of 2012 establishes the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds for planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation, and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks, and beautification projects. Grants shall not exceed $250,000, and a 15% local cash match of the total project cost is required. Applications will be accepted until May 31.