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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

Annual Program Schedule

Round #1 - RTP Grant Round

  • Week of August 10th, 2020: Application available online

  • September 23, 2020: Mandatory Public Notice must be posted by this date

  • November 6, 2020: Application Due Date

  • December 21, 2020: Qualified applications sent to ORTAB for review

  • February 2 & 3, 2021: ORTAB Meeting for final scoring of qualified applications

  • March 2021: Applications that have been recommended for award are forwarded to FHWA for review

  • March through June 2021: Award and grant agreements are signed and implemented

Round #2 - RTP Grant Round

  • March 1, 2021: Application available online

  • March 30, 2021: Mandatory Public Notice must be posted by this date

  • April 30, 2021: Application Due Date

  • May 17, 2021: Qualified applications sent to ORTAB for review

  • June 8 & 9, 2021: ORTAB Meeting for final scoring of qualified applications

  • June 2021: Applications that have been recommended for award are forwarded to FHWA for review

  • June through August 2021: Award and grant agreements are signed and implemented

Motorized projects are encouraged to apply!

Safety and Education projects cannot be considered for Round #2 – RTP Grant Round, due to time constraints to complete project per 23 U.S.C. § 206(d)(2)(G).



2021 Grant Application

FY2021 RTP Grant Application V.2 NEW(PDF)
RTP Public Notice Structure NEW(PDF)
Budget Workbook NEW(PDF)
Environmental Review Checklist NEW(PDF)
Property Acquisition/Easement form NEW(PDF)
Buy America Guidance NEW (PDF)

The maximum individual grant award amounts for FY2021 are listed below:

Round #1 - RTP Grant Round

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

Round #2 - RTP Grant Round

  • $150,000 for non-motorized and diversified projects
  • $300,000 for motorized projects


See a list of awarded grants for:
2020
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