Recreational Trails Program

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) provides reimbursable, matching funds to develop and maintain 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 Recreation and 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 review the program instructions and application form, which are located below. For additional questions please contact the following:

    For general grant questions regarding the program please contact the Grants Administrator at (907) 269-8709

    For project development questions please contact the State Trails Coordinator at (907) 269-8699


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

Annual Program Schedule
  • August 15 – Current year application available

  • October 15 – Due date for posting the Public Notice

  • November 15 – Application due date and the last day for applications to be postmarked

  • March or April of the following year – Tentative announcement of grant awards

  • February through March – State Agency Review

Grant Applications

Grant instructions and application are available as .doc, .rtf, or .pdf files. A sample application is available as a .pdf file. To open pdf files, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 3.0 or higher, on your computer. Acrobat Reader is available for free off the Internet. Click the Get Acrobat button to go to the Adobe Acrobat web site, follow their instructions and choose the appropriate type of Acrobat Reader for your computer. If you have Acrobat Reader or have finished downloading it, click the pdf document type below.


Instructions for Applying

Frequently Asked Questions

You must have Acrobat Reader 9 to enter information into the on-line application.
Please download the latest version of Adobe Reader before you begin.
(Both applications are large files, please notify Darcy Harris if you can not open)

On-Line Application for Safety, Signing, and Educational Projects
Application for Safety, Signing, and Educational Projects

On-Line Application for Development, Maintenance, Acquisition and Assessment Projects
Application for Trail Development, Maintenance, Acquisition and Assessment Projects

Grant Fraud Information

RTP Score Sheet Samples

Trail Development Sample

Safety Education Sample

Grant Forms

Grant Reporting Documents:

See a list of awarded grants for: