The Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail program provides funding to help communities develop the statewide system of high-priority (strategic) paved trail corridors for bicyclists and pedestrians. This SUN Trail network, which includes a combination of existing, planned and conceptual multiple-use trails, is a refined version of the Florida Greenways and Trails System (FGTS) Plan’s Land Trails Priority Network. The FGTS defines the role of the statewide trail system in advancing Florida’s economy, tourism, health, transportation choices, recreation, conservation and quality of life. Implementing projects in the SUN Trail network increases the reliability of Florida’s transportation system.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will solicit proposals for funding Regional Trail Systems and Individual Trail projects through the Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail program for inclusion in the Tentative Five-Year Work Program development cycle through Fiscal Years 2026/2027. The solicitation was officially announced in the Florida Administrative Register – Volume 46, Number 175, September 8, 2020 publication.

Interested parties are encouraged to familiarize themselves with SUN Trail Program Guidance and may begin working on their SUN Trail "Request for Funding". FDOT will accept the SUN Trail “Request for Funding” from Thursday, October 1 – Thursday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. To receive consideration for funding through the SUN Trail program, FDOT must receive a separate, complete “Request for Funding”, with applicable project information, including required signatures for each eligible Regional or Individual Trail project during the announced solicitation period. Use the Grant Application Process (GAP – online system) to submit each funding request during the solicitation period: https://www.flgap.com/. GAP System Support: 888-238-9707 or flgap@blackcatsupport.com.

FDOT Contacts are available to answer questions about the SUN Trail program.




Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail Resources