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:

Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1380
Anchorage AK 99501-3561
Fax: (907) 269-8907

Annual Program Schedule

  • September 9, 2019: Application available online

  • October 22, 2019: Mandatory Public Notice must be posted by this date

  • November 22, 2019: Application Due Date

  • December 30, 2019: Qualified applications sent to ORTAB for review

  • January 22 & 23, 2020: ORTAB Meeting for final scoring of qualified applications

  • February, 2020: Applications that have been recommended for award are forwarded to FHWA for review

  • March through June, 2020: Award and grant agreements are signed and implemented

2020 Grant Application

Grant Application NEW (PDF)
Budget Workbook NEW (PDF)

The maximum individual grant award amounts for FY20 are listed below:

  • $75,000 for non-motorized and diversified
  • $100,000 for motorized

See a list of awarded grants for: