Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

September 08, 2010

Eileen Larrabee
Dan Keefe

State Parks Announces Applications Are Available for Federal Recreational Trails Program Grants

New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation today announced applications are available for grants through the federally funded Recreational Trails Program.

Municipalities, not-for-profits, state and federal agencies, Indian tribal governments and other public agencies can apply for the Recreation Trails Program funds, which are provided by the Federal Highway Administration and administered by State Parks. Eligible projects include those involving the acquisition, new development, renovation or maintenance of public trails or trail-related facilities.

Applications will be accepted from September 15 through November 5, 2010. Grant awards range from $5,000 to $200,000 per project and recipients must provide at least a 20 percent match to the awards.

The agency will hold a series of workshops to answer questions about the grant application process. The schedule is as follows:

October 5, 2010

1:00 – 3:00
Allegany Region
Allegany State Park
Red House Administration Building, 2nd floor Commission Room

October 6, 2010

10:00 – 12:00
Finger Lakes Region
Sampson State Park
6096 Route 96A
Romulus, NY

10:00 – 12:00
Saratoga Capital District Region
Gideon Putnam Room
Administration Building, 1st floor
Saratoga Spa State Park, NY

October 7, 2010

1:00 – 3:00
Central Region
Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
7010 Lakeport Rd
Chittenango, NY

October 8, 2010

1:00 – 3:00
Thousand Islands Region
Dulles State Office Building – 11th floor
317 Washington Street
Watertown, NY

October 12, 2010

1:00 – 3:00
Long Island Region
Long Island State Parks Regional Headquarters
West Babylon, NY Exit 37N off Southern State Parkway

October 13, 2010

10:00 – 12:00
Palisades and Taconic RegionsT
aconic Regional Office
9 Old Post Road Staatsburg, NY

1:00 – 3:00
Genesee and Niagara Regions
Genesee County Forest/Park Interpretive Nature Center
11095 Bethany Center Road
East Bethany, NY 14054

Complete program information, contact information, selection criteria, workshop schedules and applications are available on OPRHP's Grants website, or contact:

Bureau of Grants Management
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
Agency Building 1, 16th Floor, Albany NY 12238
Phone: (518) 474-0427 Fax: (518) 486-7377