This is a great opportunity to learn about available funding sources, project eligibility, program requirements, and funding cycles. The workshop is free.
The Recreational Trail Program (RTP) supports the community-based development of motorized and non-motorized recreational trail projects. It focuses on creating and enhancing recreational trail access for many activities including hiking, running, and bicycling. For more information, go to http://roads.maryland.gov/index.aspx?pageid=98 .
The Transportation Alternatives Program is a reimbursable, federal-aid funding program for transportation-related, community projects designed to strengthen the intermodal transportation system. The program can assist in funding projects like bicycle and pedestrian facilities, sidewalks, conversion of abandoned railroad corridors for trails, construction of turnouts and viewing areas, historic preservation of transportation facilities, and mitigation of highway runoff. For more information, go to http://www.roads.maryland.gov/index.aspx?pageid=144 .
The Safe Routes to School Program is a reimbursable, federal-aid funding program for education, encouragement and construction projects that promote children to safely walk or bicycle to school. The program can assist in funding projects like infrastructure such as sidewalks, crosswalks, signage, pedestrian signals and bike racks or non-infrastructure projects such as education/encouragement programs, targeted law enforcement efforts, safety training, walking school bus and media outreach.
The Bikeways Program provides reimbursable grant funding to support assessment, design and construction of bicycle transportation projects, both on-road and off-road. The Bikeways Program focuses on making bicycling a transportation option and connecting bike routes to town centers and local destinations. For more information, go to http://www.mdot.maryland.gov/Office%20of%20Planning%20and%20Capital%20Programming/Bike/Bikeways.html .