Example Application – National Trails Fund

Below is an example application for the National Trails Fund.  These are all of the questions you will be required to fill out in the actual application.

Note: The National Trails Fund application will NOT save your progress.  Please make sure you have answers to all of the questions and materials to upload before you start the application.

Organization Name *
American Hiking Society
Organization Address *

8605 2nd Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
United States
Organization Phone Number * (301) 565-6704
Organization Website https://americanhiking.org
Organization Mission Statement *
As the national voice for America’s hikers, American Hiking Society promotes and protects foot trails, their surrounding natural areas, and the hiking experience.
Contact Name * Applicant’s Name
Phone Number * (301) 565-6704
Contact Email * NTF@americanhiking.org
Is your organization an AHS Alliance Member? *
Membership Number
Is your organization a non-profit with 501(c)(3) status? If you are not a non-profit with 501(c)(3) status you will need to provide information regarding the fiscal agent for the grant. you will need to include: organization name, address, contact name, email, and phone number.
Upload 501(c)(3) Status * ahs_501c3_letter.pdf3.65 MB · PDF
Project Name *
Name of Trail(s) Affected
Bear’s Run Trail
Total trail users per year *
Location *
Shenandoah National Park
Nearest City *
State *
Project Type *
  • New Trail Construction
  • Trail Facility/ Infrastructure
  • Environmental Education/ Interpretation
  • Trail Marketing
  • Natural Resource Restoration
  • Trail Directional Signage
  • Improvements to Existing Trail
  • Other
End Users *
  • Hikers
  • Bikers
  • Horseback Riders
  • Paddlers
  • Sportsmen (Hunting, Fishing, etc)
  • Other
Project Summary *
Please give a brief description of your proposed project (Max 200 Words)
Project Goals * Explain what you hope to accomplish by completing this project and how you will measure the project’s success. (Max 200 Words)
How will you measure success? Include what metrics you will use.* Success Metrics can include increased visitation statistics, money saved over 5 year period, etc. (Please provide actual estimates) (Max 200 Words)
How does this project protect natural resources and/or improve the outdoor recreation experience? *
(Max 200 Words)
Does this project include Volunteer support? *
Estimated Number of Volunteers *
Estimated Number of Volunteer Hours *
Does the proposed project include partnerships? *
Explain and include organization names, contacts and type of organizational support (monetary, volunteers, materials/equipment, other) (Max 200 Words)
How much money is your organization requesting from the National Trails Fund? *
Total Project Cost *
Budget Justification *
Why did you request the specified amount above? How will American Hiking Society’s grant help your organization accomplish its project goals? (200 Words Max)
Attach your Project Budget * Download the budget template, fill out, and submit.  On the second tab, you can view a sample budget that is already filled out.
Project Start Date * June 8, 2017
Project End Date * July 20, 2017
Detail your project’s timeline and indicate if the project is time-sensitive.
(Max 200 Words)
Organization Name *
American Hiking Society
Project Name *
E-signature: Your Name and Title *
Applicant’s Name, Applicant’s Title