The county is continually seeking opportunities to apply for grants. These grants enable us to increase our trails network throughout the county, and particularly in Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island. The grants also are used to increase safety for pedestrians. These grants include:
Amelia Island Trail Phase II (Amelia Island Parkway Multi-use Trail)
The County applied for $2,500,000 for the Transportation Alternatives Projects Funding FY 2021 to extend the Amelia Island Trial. The extension would complete the remaining 4 miles to connect from just east of Shave Bridge on 8th Street (A1A) to the southern most extent of Amelia Island, which eventually connects to Timucuan Trail in Duval County. The county was awarded around $1,000,000 to design the 4 miles and complete the first mile of construction from Sadler Road to Via Del Ray. The purpose of this trail is to provide a safe network for people on bikes and pedestrians, reduce vehicle miles traveled, and provide connectivity to economic sectors like commercial, professional, resorts for residents and visitors.
Amelia Island Trail Phase II
Simmons Road Multi-use Trail
In 2013 Nassau County was awarded $1,720,000 to create the Simmons Road Multi-Use Trail, a trail running east to west to allow for non-motorized travel. The trail accommodates both commuting and recreating users and connects to commercial and residential sectors. The trail, which is the highest priority for the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (NFTPO) and Nassau County for FY 2019, will stretch across 2.2 miles of the island.
Simmons Road Grant Application
Fernandina Beach High School/Middle School - School Safety Sidewalk TAP Grant Application
In 2016 Nassau County, with support of Fernandina Beach, applied for The Transportation Alternatives Program Grant - School Safety Sidewalks, for Citrona Drive in front of Fernandina Beach High School and Middle School. The purpose of the grant, which amounts to $212,000, is to replace the non-ADA compliant sidewalk and improve the pedestrian safety in front of the schools.
TAP Grant Application