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CT Recreational Trails Grants Program

up to $1 million
$9 million
DEIJ, Environmental, Preservation/Maintenance, Recreation, Stewardship

Established in 2015, per CGS Section 23-103, as amended by Public Act No. 15-190, to provide funding to any private nonprofit organizations, municipalities, state departments and tribal governments in support of trail projects including:

  • Planning, design and construction of new trails (motorized and non-motorized).
  • Maintenance and restoration of existing trails (motorized and non-motorized).
  • Access to trails by persons with disabilities.
  • Purchase and lease of trail construction and maintenance equipment.
  • Acquisition of land or easements for a trail, or for trail corridors.
  • Operation of educational programs to promote safety and environmental protection as related to recreational trails.
  • Grant amounts vary and will depend upon the availability of currently uncommitted state funds. 

Requests should be less than 1 million dollars.  Grants can pay up to 80% of total project costs, a 20% match is required. 

CT DEEP will host a webinar on January 11, 2023 at 1:00 pm EST to provide an overview of the CT Recreational Trails program, review the updated CT Recreational Trails Grant Application, and answer questions concerning project proposals, etc. Register for the webinar here.

Contact: Kimberly Bradley, CT DEEP Trails and Greenways Coordinator at kimberly.bradley@ct.gov or 860-424-3938 with any questions.