Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grants

In Missouri, RTP grants are open to local and state governments, school districts, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and Indian Tribes. Missouri receives approximately $1.5 million per fiscal year. The maximum amount awarded is $200,000 per project sponsor, and sponsors must have a minimum 20 percent match.  Projects must be open to the public.

Missouri Trails Advisory Board Member Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for a Trail Advisory Board member. If you are a member of a trail club or group with interests in motorcycling or know someone who is interested in serving on the Missouri Trails Advisory Board, please complete the nomination form and submit by Nov. 1, 2014. 

FY 2015 Grant Round  

The FY2015 RTP grant application is posted below:

FY2015 RTP Grant Application

Applications will be available and accepted for the FY 2015 grant round starting on Nov. 3, 2014. FY2015 grant applications must be postmarked by Jan. 26, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to apply only if the project can be completed within two years of signing the grant agreement.

To register for a workshop, click on the date below to send an e-mail. Make sure to include your name, organization name, phone number and e-mail address. You can also register by calling (573) 751-5374.

Recreational Trails Program Grant Application Workshop Schedule
Date Time Location
Nov. 13, 2014 10 a.m. - Noon Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Bennett Spring Conference Room
1730 E. Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO  65101
Click here for directions.              
Nov. 18, 2014 10 a.m. - Noon Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105
Click here for directions.
Dec. 2, 2014 10 a.m. - Noon Powder Valley Nature Center
11715 Cragwold Rd.
Kirkwood, MO, 63122
Click here for directions.
Eligible Projects include:
  • Maintenance and restoration of existing recreational trails.
  • Development and rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities and trail linkages for recreational trails.
  • Purchase and lease of recreational trail construction and maintenance equipment.
  • Construction of new recreational trails (with restrictions for new trails on Federal lands).
  • Acquisition of easements and property for recreational trails or recreational trail corridors.
  • Assessment of trail conditions for accessibility and maintenance.
Grant selection process

After applications are received, they are reviewed and scored by the Missouri Trail Advisory Board.  Recommended projects are sent to The Federal Highway Administration for final approval.

Past Grant Recipients

FY2013 Grant Recipients

FY2014 Grant Recipients

Sign Requirements

Sign requirements include posting a sign near your trail project entrance. Signs can be ordered by calling 573-522-2927 or for more information, go to this website.

Grant sponsors may now order a grant sign or inquire about an order at:

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