Park & Trail Partnership Program


Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, are pleased to announce the second round of competitive grants through the NYS Park and Trail Partnership Program. This program is open to Friends organizations that support New York State parks, trails and state historic sites and is administered by PTNY, in partnership with OPRHP.

The Park and Trail Partnership Program is a $500,000 capacity-building matching grants program funded through the NYS Environmental Protection Fund. The program is designed to:

    • Enhance the preservation, stewardship, interpretation, maintenance and promotion of New York State parks, trails and state historic sites.
    • 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 and state historic sites.
    • Promote the tourism and economic development benefits of outdoor recreation through the growth and expansion of a connected statewide network of parks, trails and greenways.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to take the following steps:

New In 2016

    • New requirement for all grant categories:
    • Stewardship and Public Access Capacity Grant:
    • Professional Development Grant:
        • All applications must have an existing strategic plan or other long-term (3 or more years) organizational plan at the time of application.
        • Grantees are required to submit a completed Partnership Roadmap with their interim report.

Start Your Application

To begin your application, register/log into the NYS Park and Trail Partnership Program online application and reporting system.

If you have forgotten your password or need help using the system, please contact Parks & Trails New York at or 518-434-1583.

Note: You will need to use the entire link, jumbled letters/numbers and all, in order to access the grant application page. If you shorten the link, an error message will occur.

2015-2016 PTPP Grants

Parks & Trails New York thanks the Land Trust Alliance, which administers the NYS Conservation Partnership Program, for its invaluable experience and guidance in developing the NYS Park and Trail Partnership Program.