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

  • 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

Grant Fraud Information

RTP Score Sheet

Grant Forms

Grant Reporting Documents

See a list of awarded grants for: