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 2018 schedule and additional eligible applicant criteria:


*NEW >> 2018 RTP Grant Schedule

*NEW >> 2018 Letter of Intent form for RTP Education Grant