The NYS Park and Trail Partnership Program is open to Friends organizations whose primary mission is the preservation, stewardship, interpretation, maintenance, and/or promotion of a specific New York State park, trail or historic site (or multiple such sites) under the jurisdiction of OPRHP. In addition:
- An applicant must be a corporation formed pursuant to or subject to the NYS Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.
- An applicant must be classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization or have a Memorandum of Understanding with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt fiscal agent.
- An applicant must have a current formal Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with OPRHP at the time the grant is issued.