Grant Workshops Announcement
Consolidated Funding Application Workshops: June 17, 2013 – July 24, 2013.
Visit http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov for the CFA Workshop Calendar.
Consolidated Funding Application (CFA)
OPRHP is dedicating up to $18.3 million to parks, historic preservation and heritage area projects through the CFA.
These programs include:
The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) Municipal Grant program offers up to $15.5 million in matching grants
for the acquisition, planning, development, and improvement of parks, historic properties listed on the National
or State Registers of Historic Places and heritage areas identified in approved plans for statutorily designated
Heritage Areas. Funds are available to municipalities or not-for-profits with an ownership interest. The maximum
award is $500,000.
The Recreational Trails (RTP) program offers up to $2.8 million in matching grants for the acquisition,
development, rehabilitation and maintenance of trails and trail-related projects. Funds are available to non-profit
organizations, municipal, state and federal agencies, and other government entities. Funded projects must be
identified in, or further a specific goal of, the SCORP and must be available to the general public. Source of
funds: Federal Highway Administration. The minimum award is $5,000; the maximum award is $200,000.
Community Grant Opportunities
Please Note: OPRHP never requires a fee to apply for any of our grants.
State Parks, through state and federal funding sources, provides a number of grant programs. From historic preservation efforts
to playgrounds and trail development, we provide grants to a variety of projects that promote recreation, preserve our historic
and natural resources and generally improve the quality of life in communities throughout the state.
All applicants must use the Regional Economic Development Councils online application process, the Consolidated Funding
Application (CFA). The CFA is available through our website and the Governor's Regional Economic Development Councils website
Regional Grants Administrators are available in the Agency's Regional offices to offer assistance
with applications and program details.