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Recreational Trails Program

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a Federal-aid assistance program designed to help States provide and maintain recreational trails for both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail use.
  • Grant Cycle – Annually
  • Administered by the Federal Highway Administration
  • Trails for Off-Road motorcycles, ATV's, mountain bikes, equestrians or hikers are eligible
  • Qualified private organizations, municipal, county, State or Federal government agencies are eligible
  • All Applications graded utilizing Open Project Selection Process (OPSP) reviewed by a grading team
  • This is an 80-20-match program

The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism is announcing the solicitation of grant applications for our FY 2013/2014 RTP grant funding.  Only those who submitted a letter of Intent by our April 15, 2013 deadline may apply.  The deadline for submission is July 23, 2013.

RTP funds are available to state, federal and local government agencies or qualified private organizations.  The minimum grant amount is $10,000 with a maximum of $100,000.  Motorized projects are eligible for the maximum amount of motorized funding available.

There have been changes made to the RTP program for 2013 and 2014.  Please look carefully at the below documentation as these changes may affect your ability to apply for funds or your project’s eligibility.