Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grants

Recreational Trail Program Grants

In Missouri, RTP grants are open to local and state governments, school districts, nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Missouri receives between $1 and $1.5 million per fiscal year. The maximum amount awarded is $250,000 for trail projects. Sponsors must have a minimum 20% match. Projects must be open to the public.

Eligible Projects include:
  • Restoration of existing recreational trails.
  • Development and rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities and trail linkages for recreational trails.
  • 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

The application period for 2021 RTP Grants is now closed. The 2022 RTP Grant Round will open in late fall. Check back in late fall for the 2022 RTP Open Project Selection Process and Project Application and the date the application are due. 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. 

2021 Open Project Selection Process

2021 Project Application

Grant Application Workshops:

The RTP Application Workshop will be scheduled after the 2022 RTP Grant round is open. Check back in late fall for date and time of the workshop.

Application Workshops

Past Administration Guides

2016 Administration Guide

2017 Administration Guide

2018 Administration Guide

2019 Administration Guide

Past Grant Recipients

FY2014 Grant Recipients

FY2015 Grant Recipients

FY2016 Grant Recipients

FY2017 Grant Recipients

FY2018 Grant Recipients

FY2019 Grant Recipients

FY2020 Grant Recipients

Sign Requirements

Sign requirements include posting a sign near your trail project entrance. Signs can be ordered by calling Missouri Vocational Enterprises at 573-751-6663 or 800-392-8486.

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