The Recreational Trails Program is an 80/20 matching grant program that provides funding for both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail projects. Examples of eligible projects include construction of new recreation trails, restoration of existing trails, development and rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities and trail linkages, purchase and lease of recreational trail construction and maintenance equipment, land acquisition/easements, trail accessibility assessment. The construction of new recreation trails is given the highest priority.
The RTP is administered at the state level through the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD), and federally through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Applicants may request grant amounts ranging from a minimum of $10,000 up to a maximum of $200,000.
The following entities are eligible and may apply:
Please note: ONLY federal, state and municipal agencies qualify for funding of recreational trail construction and maintenance equipment.
All project sponsors must use the new application form when submitting their project. All applications are for 2016 projects. (Note: Project sponsors who have submitted projects in the past via RAM, please do not submit applications via RAM as we are no longer using the system.)