Healthy Trails, Healthy People 

Three trail projects have been selected to receive assistance in the current round of the HTHP program

HTHP Trail visitThree additional trail projects have been selected to receive assistance from PTNY as part of its Healthy Trails, Healthy People program:

Genesee Valley Greenway, Allegany County - work with the Cuba Friends of Architecture to increase usage and volunteer support for a newly-completed one-mile section of Genesee Valley Greenway in the Village of Cuba.

Montezuma Heritage Park Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Cayuga County - assist the Town of Montezuma with creation and promotion of a network of trails linking the hamlet of Montezuma with the Seneca River and several historic Erie Canal sites.

Andes Trails, Delaware County - help Andes Works!  with the creation of a five-mile trail linking the Village of Andes to the Pepacton Reservoir.

How the program works
If you have the vision and the passion but need assistance either getting a new trail started or increasing the use of an existing trail, Parks & Trails New York can help. We do not provide grants. What we offer is the advice, expertise and the wide ranging network of connections of our staff, gained through decades of experience with community organizing and trail development.

Our work is very hands-on. Based on visits to your community and discussions with community members, we provide customized assistance to meet the individual needs of your project - help with technical issues, planning, public outreach, grant writing, fundraising, public meetings, promotion, programming, organizational development, and other activities critical to the long-term success of trail projects.

Selection is based on level of community support and commitment to the project, number and nature of partnerships, clarity of project goals and description of PTNY assistance requested, opportunities to increase physical activity levels within the community, and level of need. Preference is given to communities with a high level of need that have a majority of low income households, based on Federal Poverty Level income guidelines.

Since launching Healthy Trails, Healthy People in 2004, PTNY has helped 38 communities in 34 counties with the development and promotion of 260 miles of trail across New York State. Healthy Trails, Healthy People is funded in part by a grant from the Healthy Heart Program of the NYS Department of Health

We are not accepting applications at this time

The next round of applications will be announced in Parks & Trails New York E-News.





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