State Funding Sources & Resources

State Funding Options
The following list provides information on available state funding options.
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Funding is currently available from the Division of Outdoor Recreation, Recreational Trails Program. This is a matching grant program that supports trail-related acquisition, development, maintenance, restoration, and education projects.
  • Indiana Department of Transportation - Funds for bicycle and pedestrian trails are currently available through the Transportation Equity Act (TEA-21), including the Recreational Trails Program, Bicycle Transportation and Pedestrian Walkways, and Scenic Byways Program. Revenue generated from the sale of environmental license plates may fund trail development.
  • Indiana Lottery - Proceeds from ticket sales may provide funding for parks, recreation, and conservation.