February 16, 2021

Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Funding - due May 31

Recreational Trails Program:  The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

It can be used to provide assistance for acquisition of easements, development and/or maintenance of recreational trails and trailhead facilities for both motorized and non-motorized use. The Recreational Trails Program benefits communities and enhances quality of life. All trails that have received FHWA funding must remain open to the public and maintained for perpetuity.

Who Can Apply? Eligible applicants are city and county governments, state and federal agencies. Non-profit organizations must partner with a governmental entity.

Application Process: The 2021 RTP Application is now available to download.
For more information, to here for contact information:  Jessica Hill at the Department for Local Govt. (DLG). 

To apply, submit an application between February 1 – May 31, 2021.

You must also submit to the State Clearinghouse for the Intergovernmental Review Process or request an update on previous comments to be eligible for funding, as well as to SHPO and US Fish and Wildlife.

The minimum grant request is $25,000.00; the maximum grant request is $250,000.00.This is a Federally funded, matching reimbursement grant program.  Additional Requirements:To assist Local Public Agencies (LPAs) with executing eligible transportation projects in accordance with federal transportation laws and regulations, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and the Kentucky Division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have jointly developed the LPA Guide - UPDATED 01/08/2021