Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Awards $120,000 Trails Program Grant to the City of Clarksville
Five Additional Recreational Trails Program Grants Announced
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today awarded an additional $547,000 in grants for recreational trail projects across Tennessee. $120,000 was awarded to the City of Clarksville to connect Mary’s Oak Trail Head and the 101st Pedestrian Bridge through Heritage Park.
“These grants help local governments and organizations improve amenities such as trails, greenways and recreational facilities that contribute so much to a better community and quality of life,” Haslam said. “The grants will help make Tennessee’s incredible natural beauty and outdoors more accessible to Tennesseans.”
Recreational Trails Program grants may be used for non-routine maintenance and restoration of existing trails, development and rehabilitation, trailside or trailhead facilities such as restrooms, kiosks and parking lots, construction of new trails and land acquisition for recreational trails or corridors.
“We are excited to have this additional funding opportunity, which will assist these five communities in the development of a variety of new trails,” said Martineau.
Funding for RTP grants is provided by the Federal Highway Administration through the federal Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation administers this grant program for the state. The maximum federal share for each project is 80 percent, with RTP grant recipients providing a 20 percent match.
Grant recipients were selected through a scoring process with careful consideration given to the projects that met the selection criteria and expressed the greatest local recreation need.
To learn more about the RTP grant program and other recreation or conservation-based grant programs available in the future, please visit http://tn.gov/environment/recreation/grants.shtml.
For more information about the RTP grant program, contact Gerald Parish at 615.532.0538 or Gerald..
A complete list of the grants announced today follows:
Name of the
Brief Project Description
|Campbell||Town of Jellico||$120,000||Develop a 10’ wide multi-use trail that will connect to an existing trail at the City Memorial Park.|
|Dyer||City of Dyersburg||$97,000||Construct a walking/biking trail with a parking area, and informational kiosks and benches along the trail.|
|Montgomery||City of Clarksville||$120,000||Connect Mary’s Oak Trail Head and the 101st Pedestrian Bridge through Heritage Park.|
|Sumner Robertson||City of White House||$90,000||Restoration of the existing recreational trail with an asphaltic overlay, widening of the trail, new trail connections to an adjacent residential neighborhood and a pavilion, trail signage, and drainage improvements.|
|Tipton||Town of Munford||$120,000||Construct a 1/3 mile multi-use trail.|