Recreational Trails Program (NON MOTORIZED TRAILS)

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Closed (53 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
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The non-motorized RTP funds recreation trail projects are for pedestrians, bicyclists,
and equestrians that may also serve as non-motorized transportation corridors.


Funds acquisition or development of land to create or improve non-motorized recreational trails.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Public agencies include local, state, and federal.

Eligible Geographies:


Matching Funding Requirement:

The grant can fund up to 88% of the total project cost. 46800The match must fund at least 12% of the total project cost.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Autumn 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
5 years

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

The RTP is administered at the federal level by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). It is administered at the state level by the California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Active Transportation Program (ATP).

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Generally reimbursements are encouraged. 

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Richard Rendon, 1-916-653-7423,