Recreational Trails Program (RTP)

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Closed (11 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
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The purpose of the Recreational Trails Program is to provide for well managed OHV Recreation by providing financial assistance to eligible agencies and organizations that develop, maintain, operate, expand, support, or contribute to well managed, high-quality, OHV Recreation areas, roads, and trails, and to responsibly maintain the wildlife, soils, and habitat of Project Areas in a manner that will sustain long-term OHV Recreation.


The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) provides funds to develop and maintain Recreational Trails and trail-related facilities for motorized Recreational Trail uses. This includes acquisition, development and rehabilitation of trails and facilities, construction and maintenance of trails, purchase or lease of equipment, trail conditions assessments, and the development and distribution of educational messages.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Cities, counties, districts, state and federal agencies, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Eligible Geographies:

All Projects shall reside on public lands within the State of California.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Eligible match sources are State funds (which may include Grants and Cooperative Agreement funds), local, and private funds, donated materials and services, value of donated land for acquisition Projects, and other federal funds.

If using Other Federal Funds as a match, the total Federal funds claimed on a Project CANNOT exceed 95% of the total Project Costs.

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.
January 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1-3 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:

Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

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)

How to Apply

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


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