Trail Construction Grant Program

2018 Trail Construction Grant Applications Available and Mandatory Workshop Scheduled

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Application forms for the 2018 funding round of projects of the Trail Construction Grant Program under the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund are now available. Any of the 39 municipalities in the county are eligible to apply for funding.

Get more information about the 2018 application.

A Mandatory Workshop for 2018 applicants is scheduled to review best practices of planning, designing, and managing sustainable trail projects, in addition to program changes for this year.

Come to the workshop on Thursday, April 26 at the Morris County Cultural Center, 300 Mendham Road, Morristown, NJ.

About

The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders created the Morris County Trail Construction Grant Program to provide grant funding to municipalities for the construction of trails on preserved, public parkland.  In November 2014, the voting electorate of Morris County approved the ballot question to allow trail construction as a permitted use under the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund by a margin of nearly 3 to 1.

The Morris County Trail Construction Program will operate as a collective and collaborative effort of the Morris County Park Commission and the Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation.

The recreational trail use opportunities created by the program will support cultural tourism efforts and enhance the quality of life for the residents of Morris County. The program will rely upon local communities and their government representatives to provide inspiration, planning and commitment, as well as meeting the matching funds requirement, to make these trail projects a reality.