Trails for Life Grant

The purpose of the Trails for Life Grant Program is to provide an incentive to Arkansans to develop facilities in local neighborhoods and parks and by encouraging active healthy life-styles including vigorous exercise as a part of a regular routine. Act 1750 of 2001 established The Arkansas Trails for Life Grant Program which uses funds made available to the Arkansas Department of Health through the Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act.

Through the Trails for Life Grant Program, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism and the Arkansas Department of Health strive to establish a foundation for creating a higher level of physical activity and better community health by providing non-matching incentive grants.

The Trails for Life Program is not intended to duplicate the opportunities of other grant programs. Grants for recreational trails are available through the Arkansas Recreational Trails Grant Program administered by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, the 50/50 Matching Grant Program administered by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, and the Rural Community Development Grant Program administered by the Arkansas Department of Rural Services. Trails for Life grants are limited to trails specifically designed for providing health and fitness benefits.

Click the links below to open the guide and application.

Trails for Life Application Guide 

Trails for Life Project Management Guide

TFL Standard Trail Application

TFL Custom Trail Application

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Outdoor Recreation Group March 2011

Big Dam Bridge