Coastal Smart Growth Home: Getting Started: Identify Potential Funding Sources


It is important for coastal and waterfront communities to identify potential funding sources that will support the acquisition of new properties for new access and the construction of any physical infrastructure needed.

How to Get Started

Trail-Building Toolbox

Rails to Trails is a conservancy dedicated to creating a nationwide network of hiking trails out of former railroad lines. The organization's trail-building toolbox includes resources on how to acquire and finance trails.

Pedestrian and Bike Information Center

This website provides an accessible introduction to strategies for improving pedestrian safety and walkability. Resources include options for financing, as well as case studies.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Program of the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Human Environment promotes bicycle and pedestrian transportation use, safety and accessibility.