NEMBA Trail Grants

Need a bit of funding for a trail project? Let NEMBA help.

Have a favorite trail that needs some TLC? Want to build a new one? Each year, NEMBA awards between $4000 and $5000 in grants for projects around New England. Only grant requests between $100 and $500 will be accepted.

NEMBA grants provide financial support to enable mountain bikers and trail stewardship partners to perform trail projects on public land where mountain biking is allowed. Preference is given to projects that build or improve trails, but all projects will be considered. Grants may also be awarded to land managers and non-profit organizations.  

Application Deadlines (postmarked):

Spring:   March 15 st (Award March 30)

Fall:         August 31 (Awarded September 15th)  Note: due to the large number of grants awarded in the spring, we may not be holding a fall round of grants.

Applying for a NEMBA Trail Grant:

Send 5 hardcopies of the following.  Applications may also be emailed as PDFs, provided you include all supporting documents in the PDF.

1) Short description of the project and why it is necessary (i.e. less than a page).
2) Letter of support from the land management agency supporting and approving of your project.
3) Budget of how the money is to be spent. (Getting vendor quotes is a good idea).
4) A map of where the project is to take place.

Download a PDF of the NEMBA Grant Application

NEMBA Grants
PO Box 2221
Acton MA 01720

If the applicant represents an organization, please include the cover copy of your IRS Determination
letter. Applicants may also include pictures, diagrams, etc of their proposed project, but they aren't required.

For questions, call 800-57-NEMBA.