Step 1: Review Eligibility, Guidelines and Deadlines

Please review the eligibility requirements to make sure your organization is eligible to apply. Review the different grant categories, guidelines and deadlines, and evaluation criteria.

Step 2: Create an Account

Eligible organizations interested in applying for a NYS Park and Trail Partnership Grant must first create an account with our online grant application and reporting system (Foundant). Once registered, you will be able to see available grants and follow the steps to apply.

When creating an account, provide the email address of the person ultimately responsible for the grant administration. Parks & Trails New York will communicate all pertinent information to this email address.

To register and begin the application process, visit the online application and reporting system via the grant portal.

If you need assistance with the registration process, please read these step-by-step instructions.

Step 3: Complete the Online Grant Application

Once in the dashboard of our online application system, select Apply. From there, select the grant for which you would like to apply.

Be sure to answer all questions completely and upload all correct documents.

For tips on filling out the online application, check out our help page or contact us at

You may work on your application over time. Your responses will be saved automatically. Your application will not be submitted until you hit the submit button. Once you submit the application, you will no longer be able to edit it.

For additional resources and assistance, including webinar dates, templates, etc., please see the Resources for Applicants section.