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 nonmotorized recreational trail use.


Two-year grant cycle.


Administered by the Federal Highway Administration.


Develop or improve trails for off-road motorcycles, ATVs, mountain bikes, equestrians, hikers and water trails.


Eligible applicants must be a state, federal or local government agency or qualified private organization.


All applications graded utilizing a competitive Open Project Selection Process (OPSP) reviewed by a grading team.


A 20% match is required.


Please click on the links below for more information on the RTP 2015, 2016 and 2017 schedule and additional eligible applicant criteria:


2015, 2016 and 2017 RTP Grant Application Letter

2015, 2016 and 2017 RTP Trails Application

2015, 2016 and 2017 RTP Grant Schedule

2015, 2016 and 2017 Rec Trails Application (MS Word)