Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes today announced the release of a series of grants totaling $10 million that will support the planning, building, expansion, and improvement of 45 multi-use trails located in towns and cities throughout Connecticut.

The grants are being awarded through Connecticut Recreational Trails Grant Program, which is administered by DEEP. Funds to support the grants were approved by the State Bond Commission at its October 2023 meeting. Governor Lamont serves as chair of the commission.

“The Connecticut Recreational Trails Program and Connecticut Greenways Council are continuing to serve a vital role in providing funding for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of trails across Connecticut,” Governor Lamont said. “The funding for these 45 projects represents a significant investment in our state’s outdoor economy, and our trails and proximity to nature are a big part of why Connecticut is an attractive place to live and work. I am thrilled to announce funding for these projects, which will improve and expand recreational trail opportunities around our state.”

The following is a list of local projects receiving grants under this round:

  • Avon Farmington Canal Heritage Trail Safety Features and Amenities $114,412
  • Burlington Farmington River Trail Improvements – Burlington Section Maintenance $494,000
  • East Granby Greenway Restoration Project Maintenance $395,389
  • Farmington Center Connectivity Project Phase 1 Planning/Design; Education; Outreach $208,000

To read the full announcement including a complete list of grants, please click here.