National Recreational Trails Program

Kaleidopete

Well-Known Member
https://www.nj.gov/dep/grantandloanprograms/nhr_nrtp.htm

This may be old news to many, but I've never heard of it so I posted it. I saw a sign on my trails today that was put there by this group.
I was thinking JORBA might get some money, or the Sterling project.
The program provides financial assistance for developing and maintaining trails
Trails can be for non-motorized, multi-use and motorized purposes
 

KenS

JORBA: Director
JORBA.ORG
Hi Pete! JORBA has received north of $100k from this program. We have a seat on the NJ Trails Council, who is the governing body which votes on the funding awarded in our state. We have a hefty amount of grants that have been approved, and are working on processing them before asking for anything else. It is a ton of work.
 

Kaleidopete

Well-Known Member
Hi Pete! JORBA has received north of $100k from this program. We have a seat on the NJ Trails Council, who is the governing body which votes on the funding awarded in our state. We have a hefty amount of grants that have been approved, and are working on processing them before asking for anything else. It is a ton of work.
Thanks for the info, for the uninformed (me). I figured you'd know about this, but I wanted to hear more about it and you just did that. Thanks for responding.
 

KenS

JORBA: Director
JORBA.ORG
Thanks for the info, for the uninformed (me). I figured you'd know about this, but I wanted to hear more about it and you just did that. Thanks for responding.
Right on. There is more info on the program and NJ council located here: https://www.nj.gov/dep/greenacres/trails/index.html

As a sidebar, these funds are constantly under attack by the feds and in Trenton. It is an "opt in" situation for the state, and some states choose not to hassle with it. Also, while JORBA relies upon our membership to keep us at the table as stakeholders, it is important to remember that every other user group at the table is a partner in trails. They help us to secure access to this very important source of funding as a unified voice advocating for outdoor trail access.

JORBA's trail-user partners on the council include the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, NJ Off-Highway Vehicle Association, Cooper's Ferry Partnership, East Coast Enduro Association, New Jersey Horse Council, NJDOT Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs, NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, New Jersey Conservation Foundation, and the Mohawk Canoe Club. It is chaired by a long time advocate from Morris Township Parks & Rec, and has permanent seats occupied by the NJ DEP / Green Acres Program.
 
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