ME FY18 Recreational Trails Grant Program Open

April 3, 2017

Recreational Trails Grant Program Announced

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is an assistance program of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that provides funds to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for motorized and nonmotorized recreational trail uses. The Bureau of Parks and Lands has been designated the state agency to administer the program in Maine. Within the Bureau, the Grants and Community Recreation Program provides day-to-day supervision of RTP matters.

Eligible entities include: municipalities, other qualified sub-divisions of state government and to qualified non-profit organizations under guidelines established by the Bureau of Parks and Lands in conjunction with the Maine Trails Advisory Committee.

Deadline: Friday September 29, 2017

Anyone considering applying is encouraged to attend one of these five RTP workshops.

Pre-Register Online Now

Eligible projects may include:

Significant additional information including Program Statement and Application Materials available on the Recreational Trails Grant Program page of the DACF web site here.


Douglas Beck Outdoor Recreation Supervisor, 624-6090 and