Georgia DNR Trail Grants Funding Cycle

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) is pleased to announce the opening of the Pre-application period for the 2021 Recreational Trails grants and the 2021 Georgia Off-highway Vehicle Trails grants. Below you will find information on these programs, as well as the cycle opening and closing dates. The access links to the Pre-application portals are available now at https://gadnr.org/rtp.

Georgia Recreational Trails

Georgia Recreational Trails grants are administered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. These grants are intended to improve outdoor access in Georgia by providing funding to develop or rehabilitate nonmotorized trails in Georgia.  Nonmotorized uses may include hiking, walking, running, wheelchair access, biking, horseback riding, kayak/canoe access along water trails, or a combination of the above uses. These grants are for projects which are primarily recreational in nature, rather than serving a more utilitarian transportation function. Eligible applicants include qualified local governments, authorized commissions, and state and federal agencies. 

Georgia Off-highway Vehicle Trails

Georgia Off-highway Vehicle Trails grants are administered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. These grants are intended to support the development of off-highway (OHV) trails in Georgia.  These motorized trails can be designated for the riding of dirt bikes, ATVs, UTVs, full-sized off-road vehicles, or a combination of the above uses. These grants are for projects which are primarily recreational in nature, rather than serving a more utilitarian transportation function. Eligible applicants include qualified local governments, authorized commissions, and state and federal agencies. 

Pre-application Dates Are as Follows:

September 1, 2021 - Pre-application window opens

November 1, 2021 - Pre-application window closes

For more information about GADNR trails grants, please visit https://gadnr.org/rtp. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Lauren Turner, Grant Specialist at (404) 463-1030 or [email protected].