The NYS Park and Trail Partnership Grant program is open to organizations whose mission reflects the preservation, stewardship, interpretation, environmental education, maintenance, and/or promotion of a New York State park, trail, historic site or public land under the jurisdiction of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), or Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). These organizations are typically referred to as “Friends groups”.

  • An applicant must be registered as a charity with the New York State Attorney General’s office and submit its CHAR500/410 Annual Financial Report.
  • An applicant must be classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization or have a Memorandum of Understanding with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt fiscal agent.
  • An applicant must have, and be in good standing under, a current formal agreement applicable to the grant request with OPRHP or DEC or have received a letter of intent to enter into such agreement.
  • An applicant must have as part of its mission and activities the support of an OPRHP or DEC facility.

Still Unsure?

Fill out the Grant Eligibility Questionnaire to see if you qualify.