Federal trails grants delayed in NJ as state diverts staffers to Sandy recovery

Myles Ma
PC Region: 
New Jersey


... The state Department of Environmental Protection has delayed issuing federal Recreational Trails Program grants for several months. ...But Edward Goodell, executive director of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, said the delay would still have an impact. The Trail Conference received $24,000 for a park maps and brochures program in 2013.

“An announcement is nice but our organization cannot commit to new hires or contractors until we have a signed contract,” he said. “Issuing contracts takes some time. They should be out by now.”