The organization awarded 25 grants for projects that promote outdoor recreation and access to trail facilities for underserved communities.
According to a press release from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, the organization has awarded $300,000 in grants to 25 non-profit groups working on building and improving the nation’s trails network and giving more communities access to outdoor recreation. The organization’s grant program has awarded over $2.6 million since its inception in 2008.
Liz Thorstensen, RTC’s vice president of trail development, said “These grants are intentional investments in the partners and people who are working on the ground—in their neighborhoods, states and across the country—to build community on trails, through programming and infrastructure that is inclusive and equitable.”
The grants are focused on improving trail access for underserved communities that often lack safe access to outdoor facilities. “The trail grants program also prioritized investment in projects and partners who are advancing trail development and community engagement in RTC’s flagship initiatives—TrailNation™ and the Great American Rail-Trail®.”
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