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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

  • Week of August 21, 2023: The current application becomes available online at http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/grants/trails.htm.

  • September 30, 2023: The mandatory public notices must be posted by this date.

    • Public Notice must be submitted to DPOR at Parks.RTPGrantApp@alaska.gov by September 30th, and
    • Public Notice must be posted per the application instructions found in Section III (5) of the application and be included in your application packet.
  • October 31, 2023: Application due date extended to October 31, 2023.  Applicants must submit their application electronically and/or by mail on a USB flash drive. All applications must be received electronically or postmarked by this date.

  • Week of December 18, 2023: Qualified applications sent to the Outdoor Recreational Trails Advisory Board (ORTAB) for review.

  • January 16-18, 2024: ORTAB Meeting for final scoring of qualified applications.

  • Week of February 5, 2024: Applications that have been recommended for award are forwarded to FHWA for review.

  • Mid-February through May 2024: Award and grant agreements are signed and implemented.

2024 Grant Application

FY2024 Grant Application NEW(PDF)
Environmental Compliance Review NEW(PDF)
Property Acquistion/Easement form NEW(PDF)
Public Notice Structure NEW(PDF)
Budget Workbook NEW(XLSX)
Buy America Guidance NEW (PDF)
Programmatic Agreements NEW(PDF)
Trail Project Score Sheet NEW (PDF)
RTP Application Instruction NEW (PDF)

The maximum individual grant award amounts for FY2024 are as follows:

  • $300,000.00 for Motorized/Motorized diversified projects
  • $200,000.00 for Non-motorized/ Non-motorized diversified projects

Meeting Recordings

January 17, 2023 meetings - RTP Applications
Meeting 1
Meeting 2
Meeting 3

January 18, 2023 meetings - RTP Applications
Meeting 1
Meeting 2
Meeting 3

See a list of awarded grants for:

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
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700