Thanks to an outpouring of support from the trails community, the 109th Congress of the United States dedicated $370 million to the it's Recreational Trails Program (RTP); a funding mechanism to assist communities to build and maintain recreational trails in the United States. Interested clubs and organizations actually need to apply for the money though. With that in mind, IMBA has put together a comprehensive guide to applying for RTP funding; now available on their Web site.
"This online toolkit is designed to make it easy for your club to apply for funding," IMBA said in a press release this week. On their Web site are documents outlining the process which include tips on finding the right agency to apply to and hints on writing a successful application.
Forms and additional information is available at www.imba.com.