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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

RTP ‘Mitigating High Risk’ Training Teleconference

The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation will be hosting a training opportunity for the Alaska Recreational Trails Program!

The training is being offered to Alaska RTP grantees to learn how to ‘Mitigate High Risk’ for awarded projects in accordance with Code of Federal Regulation, 2 CFR 200. This training is intended for current and prior Alaska grantees who are familiar with the Recreational Trails Program, but all who are interested are welcome to attend!

There will be two teleconference training opportunities:
- Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 9:00am – 12:00pm
- Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

To sign up for this training:
Please email parks.RTPgrantapp@alaska.gov with your preferred training date (July 14th or 28th) to receive the teleconference call-in information and training material handouts.
- Deadline to sign up for the July 14th session: Friday, July 10th
- Deadline to sign up for the July 28th session: Friday, July 24th

Each attendee who completes this training will receive a Certificate of Completion, so we must know who plans to attend.

We look forward to providing this training and answering your questions!

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 (PDF)
Budget Workbook (PDF)
Buy America Guidance 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:
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