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Connecticut Recreational Trails Program

This year, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)’s Recreational Trails Program will make $10 million available to improve Connecticut’s trail infrastructure, which has seen significant usage increases since the onset of the pandemic. This grant program aims to help support communities managing the trail usage increases that have endured as more residents and visitors become familiar with the more than 2,500 miles of multi-use trails and greenways that crisscross the state.

Additional Information:
Connecticut Recreational Trails Program funds may be requested for uses 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; and Operation of educational programs to promote safety and environmental protection as related to recreational trails.
Funding Agencies: CT DEEP
Eligibility: Local Government Entity, Nonprofit/501(c)3 Organization, State Agency, Tribal Government/Organization
Frequency Details: Annual
Match Requirement: 20%
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