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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Recreational Trails Program

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) provides reimbursable, matching funds to develop and repair recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized recreational trail uses. The RTP program also provides funds for trail related environmental protection, safety and educational projects.

The Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board (ORTAB) is responsible for reviewing and recommending funding for the Recreational Trails Program. For additional information regarding ORTAB visit the following web site: ORTAB

If you are interested in applying for a Recreational Trails Program grant, please complete the application, which is located below. For general grant questions regarding the program, please send a message to the following email address: parks.RTPgrantapp@alaska.gov.

Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1380
Anchorage AK 99501-3561
Fax: (907) 269-8907
E-mail: parks.RTPgrantapp@alaska.gov

Annual Program Schedule

  • Week of September 27, 2021: The current application becomes available online at http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/grants/trails.htm.

  • November 30, 2021: The mandatory public notices must be posted by this date.

    • Public Notice must be submitted to DPOR at Parks.RTPGrantApp@alaska.gov by November 30th, and
    • Public Notice must be posted per the application instructions found in Section III (5) of the application and be included in your application packet.
  • December 31, 2021: Application due date.  Applicants must submit their application electronically and/or by mail on a USB flash drive. All applications must be received electronically or postmarked by this date.

  • Week of January 24, 2022: Qualified applications sent to the Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board (ORTAB) for review.

  • February 15 & 16, 2022: ORTAB Meeting for final scoring of qualified applications.

  • March 2022: Applications that have been recommended for award are forwarded to FHWA for review.

  • March through June 2022: Award and grant agreements are signed and implemented.



2022 Grant Application

FY2022 Grant Application NEW(PDF)
Environmental Compliance Review NEW(PDF)
Property Acquistion/Easement form NEW(PDF)
Public Notice Structure NEW(PDF)
Budget Workbook NEW(XLSX)
Certificate of Buy America Act Compliance (Form 25D-62) NEW (PDF)
Buy America Guidance NEW (PDF)

Important Notice for FY2022: Only applications for Motorized and Safety and Education projects will be accepted for consideration.

The maximum individual grant award amounts for FY2022 are as follows:

  • $300,000.00 for Motorized projects

RTP Application Overview Meetings

DPOR provided an overview of the FY2022 RTP Application and its updated forms. Attending a meeting was not a requirement and was intended to provide an overview for applicants - both those new to applying for RTP funding, as well as those who have previously applied with RTP.

If you are interested in an overview of the FY2022 RTP Application, a recording of the meeting is below:


See a list of awarded grants for:
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907