“This program funds the development of community-based, motorized and non-motorized recreational trail projects. The program provides funds for all kinds of recreational trail uses, such as pedestrian uses (hiking, running, wheelchair use), bicycling, in-line skating, equestrian use, cross-country skiing, off-road motorcycling, all-terrain vehicle riding, four-wheel driving.

Administered by the State Highway Administration (SHA), this program matches federal funds with local funds or in-kind contributions to implement trail projects. Projects can be sponsored by a county or municipal government, a private non-profit agency, a community group or an individual (non-governmental agencies must secure an appropriate government agency as a co-sponsor).

Federal funds administered by the State Highway Administration are available for up to 80% of the project cost, matched by at least 20% funding from the project sponsor. Matching funds must be committed and documented in the local jurisdiction’s budget. A Memorandum of Understanding outlining funding and project implementation responsibilities will be prepared by SHA and signed by all parties before the project funds are released.” (sha.state.md.us)

  • Closing Date– annually due on July 1st
  • Funding Amount– Around $1,000,000 per year is allocated for funds, projects cannot exceed $40,000 for trail construction and $30,000 for non-construction (sha.state.md.us)
  • Eligible Projects– (sha.state.md.us)
    • maintenance and restoration of existing recreational trail
    • development and rehabilitation of trailside facilities and trail linkages
    • purchase and lease of trail construction equipment
    • construction of new trails
    • acquisition of easements or property for recreational trails or recreational trail corridors
    • implementation of interpretive/educational programs to promote intrinsic qualities, safety, and environmental protection, as those objectives relate to the use of recreational trails
  •  Submissions

    Terry Maxwell
    Maryland Scenic Byways / Recreational Trails Program Maryland State Highway Administration
    707 N. Calvert Street, MS C-303
    Baltimore, MD 21202

  • More information– sha.state.md.us

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