Recreational Trails Program
The 2023 application period for RTP Grant Funding Opportunity for FY2024 is now closed.
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.
Project selection announcements occur via Nebraska Game and Parks release in late January of the award year. The RTP Scoring Meeting will occur on Sept. 27, 2023 via Zoom. Click on the meeting agenda below to view the schedule and Zoom meeting link.
RTP Q&A webinar
Interested in applying for a Recreational Trails Program grant? Watch our free Zoom webinar to learn more about the program, along with helpful tips and instructions about the grant application process. Recreational Trails Program Manager, Alex Duryea, also provides an overview of the program, requirements, FAQs and a timeline of the submission process.