The Sun Corridor Trail is a non-profit, grant-funded program relying on the support of volunteers and the community. In 2021, the Sun Corridor Trail Alliance was awarded a $250,000 Outdoor Tourism Revitalization grant from the Arizona Office of Tourism. A portion of this grant is dedicated to developing marketing strategies and establishing the Trail Towns Program.
Additionally, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) granted $4.5 million to the city of Bisbee, Arizona. This grant will fund the construction of a pedestrian and cyclist path in Cochise County, part of the Sun Corridor Trail. Alongside $49,863 in local funds, the grant is expected to create 233 jobs, retain 92 jobs, and generate $2.8 million in private investment, according to the grantee’s estimates.