The Illinois Bicycle Path Grant Program
was created in 1990 to financially assist eligible units of government
acquire, construct, and rehabilitate public, non-motorized bicycle paths
and directly related support facilities. Grants are available to any
local government agency having statutory authority to acquire and develop
land for public bicycle path purposes.
The Trails Grant Programs now require a non-refundable Application Fee. Please see Attachment #4 of the Trails manual for further instructions.
NOTE: Please be advised that applications ARE being accepted for the Bicycle Path, Off Highway Vehicle and Federal Recreational Trails (RTP) grant programs. Applications ARE being accepted until noon on March 1, 2014.
DuPage River Greenway Bikepath, Bolingbrook P.D.
Financial assistance up to 50% of approved project
costs is available through the program. Maximum grant awards for development
projects are limited to $200,000 per annual request; no maximum exists
for acquisition projects. Revenue for the program comes from a percentage
of vehicle title fees collected pursuant to Section 3-821(f) of the
Illinois vehicle code.
Applications for grant assistance
must be received by IDNR by March 1 of each calendar year. Applications
are evaluated on a competitive basis according to criteria set by the
Department. Grant awards are generally announced within six months following
the application deadline date.
Eligible project costs include:
corridor land acquisition costs, including associated appraisal fees;
path development or renovation including site clearing and grading,
drainage, surfacing, bridging, fencing, signage, and directly related
support facilities such as potable water and restroom facilities.
Trails Grant Programs manual.
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