Park & Trail Partnership Program



Prospective Applicants

The Park and Trail Partnership Program (PTPP) is a $500,000 capacity-building, matching grants program funded through the New York State (NYS) Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). The program, which launched in 2015, is administered jointly by Parks & Trails New York and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). The state’s landmark investment in grassroots Friends Groups enables them to leverage private and federal funding, marshal more volunteer power, and augment the state’s historic investment in parks.


The program is designed to:

  • Enhance the preservation, stewardship, interpretation, maintenance and promotion of New York State parks, trails, state historic sites and public lands.
  • Increase the sustainability, effectiveness, productivity, and volunteer and fundraising capabilities of not-for-profit organizations that promote, maintain, and support New York State parks, trails, state historic sites and public lands.
  • Promote the tourism and economic development benefits of outdoor recreation through the growth and expansion of a connected statewide network of parks, trails, greenways and public lands.

There are four types of capacity-building grants available to eligible organizations through the Park and Trail Partnership Program.

The next round of grants will open in the fall of 2018. If you want to start planning ahead, you may view information from the last round below.

Review the following documents to plan your application:

Previous PTPP Grants

View the latest round of awardees and lists of past recipients of Parks & Trails Partnership Program funding: