Funding Open Space, Trails and Active Transportation Across the Commonwealth
On December 16, 2021, various state agencies held a webinar titled “Funding Open Space, Trails, and Active Transportation Across the Commonwealth.” The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Kristen Sykes hosted and moderated the meeting.
The webinar highlighted funding sources available to municipalities, regional planning commissions, non-profit organizations, and citizen’s groups to facilitate multimodal transit opportunities in Massachusetts. Participants outlined program requirements, timelines and offered advice on securing funding. Funding sources included: the Federal TIP program (Transportation Improvement Program), MassDOT Municipal Grant program, Conservation Services Grants, MassTrails Grants, and the Solomon Foundation’s programs to assist with early-stage trail planning and design work. Below are links to a video recording and the PowerPoint presentation accompanying the webinar. Presenters’ contact information is included, along with recommendations to secure funding. PowerPoint presentation; Zoom recording