Regional Trails Program

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New Funding Available

Funding is available now for planning, design, and/or trails, trailheads, and community connections to trails. Capitalized with funding from the William Penn Foundation, a total of $2 million is available with maximum awards of $200,000 in this round of the Regional Trails Program. No match is required.

Applications are due Friday, May 3, 2024.

To learn more and apply, please see here.

DVRPC's Regional Trails Program provides planning assistance and financial support to trail developers, counties, municipalities and nonprofit organizations to complete the Circuit, Greater Philadelphia's 800-plus-mile network of multi-use trails. With financial support from the William Penn Foundation, the Regional Trails Program has provided $22 million in funding to over 120 trail planning, design, and construction projects to date.

The Circuit Trails

Web Trails Mapping Application
The Circuit Trails Webmap

The Circuit Trail system takes advantage of the many opportunities to build and connect trails across the region that is a product of the area's success in re-purposing unused rail corridors and developing linear parks along the region's waterways. Indeed, one of the major goals of the Circuit is to provide access to the region's rivers, creeks and streams. Just as importantly, the Circuit will serve as the backbone for a network of "bicycling highways" that will allow safe and efficient travel by bicycle between homes, businesses, parks, schools and institutions free from motorized traffic.

DVRPC's efforts to build, improve and expand the Circuit would not be possible without the work of our local government partners, state and federal funding sources, and the efforts of countless non-profit groups.

Air Quality Partnership
Annual Report
Connections 2050
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
Economic Development District