The application period for the MassTrails grant program is open through Feb. 1 via an online application system.

MassTrails supports recreational trail and shared-use pathway projects with reimbursement grants ranging from $100,000 to $500,000. Applicants must provide a minimum of 20% of the total project cost.

Eligible grant activities include project development, design, engineering, permitting, construction, and maintenance of recreational trails, shared-use pathways, and the amenities that support trails.

Projects require documented landowner permission submitted with the application and are subject to all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.

MassTrails grants are reviewed and recommended by the governor’s Inter-Agency Trails Team and the Massachusetts Recreational Trails Advisory Board.

Communities, public entities, Native nations, and nonprofit organizations are eligible. Full grant guidelines and application information is available online.

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