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Recreational Trails Program (RTP)

Program Overview

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) provides funds annually for recreational trails and trails-related projects. The RTP is administered at the federal level by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). RTP is administered at the state level by the California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). Motorized projects are administered by the Department’s Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division and non-motorized projects are administered by the Department’s Office of Grants and Local Services.

Update Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Funding Information (Revised 11/18/2013): On September 26, 2013, the Governor signed Assembly Bill 101 which provided funding for the RTP. Approximately $1.5 million was made available for motorized RTP projects in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2014 / State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2013/14.

New RTP Application Filing Deadline: January 6, 2014
Applications for the  Recreational Trails Program (RTP) cycle must be postmarked or hand-delivered no later than January 6, 2014.

RTP Procedural Guide
       RTP Procedural Guide

Payment Request Form
       Download the RTP Payment Request Form

2013-2014 Recommended Projects
  Recommended to FHWA