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This report is a product of Advocacy Advance — a partnership of the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking & Walking.
Statewide organizations are well positioned to improve state-level policies that impact funding processes and to share best practices with regions.
Experienced advocates note that federal funding campaigns require patience. Changing the funding process takes time. Construction projects themselves take years to go from conception to completion. It’s never too soon to learn how the process works in your state and to get involved.
Published August 06, 2012
This February and March, over 120 advocates virtually hiked the halls of Congress to call for action to protect and expand access for all to public lands and trails. These efforts, led by the Partnership for the National Trails System and American Hiking Society, developed a series of common messages and legislative priorities for the coming Federal fiscal year. We encourage all of our partners to download the Hike the Hill materials now to help build a common agenda for the entire trails community.
The reemergence of earmarks in the infrastructure and appropriations process in Congress is creating huge opportunity for trail projects that are ready to go.
Welch and Curtis Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Funding for Recreational Trails -- HR 1864
These recommendations have been jointly developed for Hike the Hill regarding FFY 2022 asks and justifications for Federal agency budgets affecting trails and outdoor recreation opportunities.