North Country Trail Association

Grant and Financial Management


Apply for grants and manage Chapter finances.

The North Country Trail Association staff aids Chapters with financial management for projects and more.

The North Country Trail Association announces JEDI grant opportunities to facilitate experiences on the North Country National Scenic Trail. Learn more about the JEDI Mini-Grants Program below.


Field Grant Program

To learn more about the NCTA Field Grants Program, visit the Field Grants page.

Applications are accepted four times each year:

Grant Cycle Application Deadline Award Notification
Late Winter February 1 March 1
Spring April 15 May 15
Summer July 15 August 15
Fall October 15 November 15


(All Field Grant recipients are required to submit a final report upon completion of projects. Supplemental materials such as photos, articles and personal stories are also welcome.)

Trail Protection Grants

The NCTA Trail Protection Fund has been established to provide funding to permanently protect the corridor of the North Country National Scenic Trail. NCTA staff, Chapters, Affiliates and Partners are eligible to submit grant requests to fund acquisition of rights of way including Trail Access Easements (and related costs) or to work with partners toward the acquisition of conservation easements or land in fee.

JEDI Mini-Grants

As part of the NCTA commitment to just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive (JEDI) trail access and experiences, we invite applications for the new JEDI Mini-Grant program. These grants are intended to support JEDI-focused affinity groups leading experiences on the North Country Trail. Workshops, programs, day hikes, overnight trips, and other opportunities connecting people to the Trail are eligible for funding between $500 and $1,000. Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded as funding allows. For more information, contact

Managing Chapter Finances


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