In July 2016, Cleveland Metroparks was announced as a winner of $7.950 million for its Re-Connecting Cleveland: Pathways to Opportunity grant application in the highly competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program through the US Department of Transportation. Submitted in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and LAND studio, TIGER funds will be used to construct five trail projects totaling over four miles and including a new bridge, to fill critical gaps in the active transportation network in the city of Cleveland.
The TIGER grant will be used to build the following five projects:
Re-Connecting Cleveland: Pathways to Opportunity is a
transformative project consisting of a series of multimodal
improvements to complete a developing active transportation