What's New In Grants
Several Grant Programs now require a non-refundable Application Fee.
See specific program manuals for further instructions.
Please be advised that at this time, applications ARE being accepted for the Federal Recreational Trails (RTP) grant program ONLY. Recreational Trails (RTP) applications are being accepted until 5pm on March 1, 2016.
The Department cannot award grants resulting from these applications until a State budget is approved; submittal of an application will allow the review process to proceed up to the point of award and avoid delays when a budget is in place.
The 2016 Recreational Trails Program Grant application can be completed and submitted ONLINE. Go to the ONLINE forms by clicking here.
The Illinois Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant manual has been extensively revised and updated; applicants should place particilar attention to changes in land acquisition procedures and processes to avoid ineligibility of proposed projects. Download
the revised and updated Illinois
Recreational Trails Program Grant manual. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view this file.
Bicycle Path, Off Highway Vehicle, SNOW and STEF grant programs remain suspended until further notice; grant applications for these programs are not being accepted at this time.
OSLAD/LWCF grant programs remain suspended until further notice.
Boat Access Area Development grant program remains suspended until further notice.
PARC and Musuem Capital grant programs also remain suspended until further notice.
Grant program manuals and applications can also be filled in using Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 and higher. Instructions are available by clicking here.
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