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$20k in Funding to Support Outdoor Programs on the Capital Trail

The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation (VCTF) announced the availability of $20,000 in grant funding for programs that increase access to outdoor recreation involving the Virginia Capital Trail.  

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The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation (VCTF) announced the availability of $20,000 in grant funding for programs that increase access to outdoor recreation involving the Virginia Capital Trail. 
Now in its fourth year, funding from the Capital Trail Outdoor Equity Fund will support inclusive programs that provide access to outdoor recreation and engage underserved communities. Priority will be given to programs or projects that enhance or establish equitable access for BIPOC communities, tribes, low-income neighborhoods, and individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities. 

“Opportunity for outdoor recreation is essential for fostering vibrant, healthy, and more united communities,” shares Cat Anthony, executive director of the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation. “I am deeply grateful to Dominion Energy, The AES Corporation, and our Trail supporters for their committed investment in ensuring outdoor programs are accessible and engaging for all our communities.”

 Online grant applications must be submitted by August 14, 2024. Any certified nonprofit organization or state, local, regional, tribal, educational, or government entity can apply. Approved funding ranges between $1,000 to $5,000 for program and operating expenditures. 

Established in 2021, the Capital Trail Outdoor Equity Fund has awarded over $70,000 for recreational programs that promote outdoor opportunities in connection with the Virginia Capital Trail, a 52-mile paved multi-use trail stretching from Williamsburg to Richmond.

Applications and eligibility requirements can be found at virginiacapitaltrail.org/outdoorequityfund

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