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 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

  • July 15Updated applications documents available

  • September 15 – Due date for posting the Public Notice NEW

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

  • February through March – State Agency Review

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



Grant Applications

Many of the forms below are in a PDF format that may not open in web browsers, so you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8.0 or higher to open the files. If you do not already have the program, Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Acrobat Reader website. 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.

To open the PDF files below, save the file to your computer by right clicking the link and selecting 'save link as...' which will download it to your computer. Once it finishes downloading, open it using Acrobat Reader.


Instructions for Applying
NEW Application Instructions (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Trail Grant Application
NEW Trail Grant Application (PDF)

Grant Fraud Information
Grant Fraud Handout (PDF)

RTP Score Sheet

Recreational Trails Program Score Sheet (PDF)

Other References
Generally allowed uses form

Grant Forms
NEW RTP Project Budget Workbook (Excel 2010)
NEW RTP Project Budget Workbook (Excel 2003)
Environmental Review Checklist (PDF)
Environmental Review Instructions (PDF)
2 CFR 200
CFR 771.117 (PDF)
Programmatic Agreement 2012 (PDF)
W9 - Tax ID Number Form (PDF)
Property Acquisition/Easement Checklist (PDF)
Archaeological Contractors (PDF)

Grant Reporting Documents
Progress Reporting Instructions (PDF)
Progress Report Form (PDF)
Reimbursement Instructions (PDF)
Reimbursement and Match Form (XLS)

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