Recreational Trails Program (RTP)

The Recreational Trails Program is now accepting applications for FY23 funds. Please submit your application in the Web Grants portal by September 9, 2022 @ 11:59pm.

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and administered by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. This fund is made possible by a portion of the Federal motor fuel excise tax paid by users of off-road recreational vehicles such as snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, off-road motorcycles and off-road light trucks.

This fund is specifically for land acquisition for motorized or non-motorized trails, motorized or non-motorized trail development, trail-related support facilities and maintenance of both motorized and non-motorized trails.

Grant Application

Program documents

Recreational Trails Program policies

Recreational Trails Program Overview

Recreational Trails Program Score Sheet


The RTP selection meeting will occur in November 2022. An agenda will be posted as that date nears. Project selection announcements will occur via NGPC press release in late January 2023.

Contact Information

Alex Duryea

NGPC Recreational Trails Manager
Phone: (402) 471-5443

Email: Send email