New Funding Available for Trail Projects

by Shawn Megill Legendre, Manager, Regional Trails Program

Photo: Derek Lombardi, DVRPC

March 12, 2024

Up to $2 million is available for trail projects in Greater Philadelphia.

New Funding Available

DVRPC is pleased to announce a funding opportunity through the Regional Trails Program. With the generous support of the William Penn Foundation, up to $2 million is available to acquire right-of-way, plan, design, or construct Circuit Trails, trailheads, gateways, and neighborhood connections. Municipalities, counties, state agencies, and non-profits in DVRPC’s nine-county region are invited to apply for awards of up to $200,000 with no match required. 

This open call for applications closes on Friday, May 3, 2024. Learn about the new funding and eligibility requirements.

Greater Philadelphia is building the Circuit Trails, an 800-plus mile network of multi-use trails spanning the metropolitan region. Currently, about 394 miles of this network are complete, 74 miles are in progress, and 370 miles need planning or design.

DVRPC’s commitment to making trails happen is part of our vision for the region’s transportation system — one that is safe and modern and fosters greater opportunities for all.

DVRPC helps to shepherd trails from idea to completion — planning, prioritizing, funding, mapping, and monitoring progress. Learn more at If you have questions, contact Shawn Megill Legendre, Manager of the Regional Trails Program, at

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